The City of Yucaipa will host its 1st Annual Winterfest and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the historic uptown district. Thousands will gather to enjoy yuletide carolers, holiday music, food, craft vendors and snow sled runs.

This event celebrates the traditional lighting of the holiday round-about tree and will feature a kids choir and Yucaipa High School Madrigals performing jubilant sounds of the season. It is sure to get all into the holiday spirit.

Other event activities include a Santa’s Village where kids can write a letter to Santa, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, and make a craft in the Elves workshop. 30 tons of snow will shape a sled run and play area ($10 for four rides or $20 unlimited trips). Free live entertainment will include Allegheny Southern, a bell choir, Brass group and a Rockin’ Holiday Revue by the Wonderelles. The train station will be seating passengers from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. ($3 for 5 minutes). Carolers will fill the winter air all along the boulevard. "The Voices of Xmas" will perform from 3 pm. to 5 p.m. while the "Sing Along Sensations" carol at the train station from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Event attendance and parking is free! Wristbands will be sold for Santa’s Village. Craft and food vendors will run from California St. to Bryant St. Want to visit or give your letter to Santa? He will be in Santa’s Village from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Later on, families can get their professional picture taken with Santa from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the round-about tree. Some fees may apply for certain attractions. A grand tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with free hot coco, coffee, and cookies to follow.

          Schedule of Activities


3:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

4:15 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

5:45 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

6:30-8 p.m.



"Allegheny Southern" band

Dance group

Bell choir

Brass group

Yucaipa Dance Company

Kids choir

Tree lighting ceremony


Santa's Village


The Yucaipa Winterfest is made possible by support from our sponsors: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Yucaipa Disposal Inc. (Burrtec), Southern California Gas Company, Yucaipa-Calimesa News Mirror, the Yucaipa Valley Chamber of Commerce, MCC Pipeline Contractor, KCAA 1050 AM Radio, Law Offices of Linda Roberts-Ross, Primecare of Redlands, Walmart, Sunshine Nursery, Yucaipa Knights of Columbus, The White Rabbit Coffee Co., Yucaipa Christian Church, Bob Walker Signs, M & M Display Inc., and All Seasons Hay Co.

To learn more about the event please call (909) 797-1177. Download the Winterfest Flyer


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