Christmas in the Village Returns

Fair Oaks, CA  |  Story by Shaunna Boyd

Celebrate the Season and Shop Local

FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG) - On Saturday, December 1, the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District (FORPD), will host the 35th annual Christmas in the Village celebration. The event will feature holiday activities for the whole family.

The festivities will begin at 3:00 PM with a children's craft area at Santa’s Workshop, free pictures with Santa, and various arts and craft vendors. Get into the Christmas spirit by decorating Christmas cookies and entering the Gingerbread House Contest, all while enjoying holiday music throughout the event. Hot beverages will be available at the Hot Chocolate and Cider Booth, and Sacto MoFo Food Trucks will be on site.

The Christmas Parade will start at 4:00 PM and the route will follow Fair Oaks Blvd. Plaza Park will offer excellent views of the parade as well as the Festival of Trees, which will begin at 4:30 PM. Christmas carols and candle lighting in the park at 5:30 PM will be followed by the Christmas tree lighting at 6:00 PM. The evening finishes with an outdoor movie at 7:00 PM.

Katy Coss, FORPD recreation superintendent, said, “I feel the Christmas in the Village event and Tree Lighting is special because it brings the community and partner groups out to celebrate the joy of singing carols, drinking hot cocoa, watching the parade, and waiting anxiously together in the dark for the bright lights to flip on and kick-off such a wonderful holiday season!”

Christmas in the Village is a rain-or-shine event, so bundle up in some cozy sweaters to celebrate the season with your family, friends, and neighbors.