December 8-9, 2023, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tree Lighting expected time 5:15 p.m.
14134 Midland Rd
Santa arrives on the Train at 5:30 p.m.
Warm dinner foods
Free Shuttles to and from the event at Poway City Hall Parking Lot, 13325 Civic Center Drive; Poway Adult School Parking lot located at 13626 Twin Peaks Road. Shuttles will run throughout the event, beginning at 3 p.m. and leaving Old Poway Park for the last trip at 9 p.m.
Are you looking for a great way to get into the holiday spirit and create family memories that will last a lifetime? Witness Christmas traditions come to life during Christmas in the Park. Old Poway Park is the perfect place to begin writing in the pages of your very own family journal.
Past info, not confirmed for 2023:
Horse drawn hayride
Christmas tree lighting
Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive by train
Enter the Old Poway Park Christmas Tree Decorating Contest! Presented by Lowe's of Poway. Decorate your own tree provided by Lowe's for the chance to win a wonderful prize. All participants get to keep their tree.
Take your picture with Santa and Mrs.
Claus in Santa's Village
Have your face painted
Ride the steam locomotive train for a nominal fee
Make holiday ornaments to help decorate the community Christmas tree
Pet animals at the petting zoo
Listen to live musical holiday entertainment and caroling
Enjoy children's theater and singing performances
Tap your feet to square dancing performances
Purchase handcrafted holiday gifts
See an HO model train display
Eat holiday sweets and warm dinner foods
Visit the Museum and sing Christmas songs with the piano player
Visit the Nelson House and play old-fashioned games
Among the many things to see and do in this evening of fun, you can view the community Christmas tree lighting
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by train and afterward, you can take your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus in Santa's Village. Kids can have their faces painted, ride the steam locomotive train for a nominal fee, make holiday ornaments to help decorate the community Christmas tree and pet animals at the petting zoo.
Listen--do you hear the music? Live musical holiday entertainment and caroling, children's theater and singing performances and square dancing performances are the beginning of fun. Purchase handcrafted holiday gifts, see an HO model train display, visit the Museum and sing Christmas songs with the piano player or visit the Nelson House and play old-fashioned games.
Don't worry about getting hungry! Old Poway Park Action Committee sells and serves up holiday sweets and warm dinner foods.
Christmas in the Park is cosponsored by the City of Poway and volunteer based organizations. Other fun events include Poway's terrific summer concert series.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.