Kickoff the holiday season with 20 tons of snow, music, lights and visits with Santa on Friday, December 6. Bring warm clothes and your letters to Santa!
Monterey Park’s 7th Annual Holiday Snow Village event will feature snow play and sled runs, holiday music, and pictures with Santa - all at the Barnes Park Amphitheater.
On Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m., the city will welcome Santa with carols and help him light the amphitheater and city displays. Following the tree lighting, attendees will be entertained by holiday music, snow play with two sled runs and a 900 square foot play area. Participants are reminded to dress warm for this outdoor event and wear closed toe shoes to play in the snow.
The event will also have refreshments, an opportunity to take photos with Santa and a Christmas tree raffle. In addition to Santa, look for a special appearance by The Grinch and live performances by Rice Elementary, Garvey Intermediate, Mark Keppel High and Schurr High schools and the Barnes Park Tiny Tots.
New for 2019: Drop off your letters to Santa at the Holiday Snow Village! All children are invited to send a letter to Santa Claus at the North Pole in care of the Holiday Snow Village event. If you include a return address, Santa has promised to answer all the letters received. Look for Santa’s special holiday mailbox at the event.
Special thanks go to the Holiday Snow Village major sponsors (as of this release date) for helping to make the event possible: Monterey Park Market Place Shopping Center, West Coast Arborist and Southern California Edison.
The city invites residents and families to join in on this perfect start to the holiday season. Barnes Park Amphitheater is located at 440 S. McPherrin Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754 in the southeast section of the park at the corner of Harding and Ramona Avenues. For more information, please contact the Recreation and Community Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-307-1388.
Robert Aguirre, Recreation Manager