WinterFest F and S Only.jpg

Brothers Logo 2016.jpg

presents

Thornton WinterFest
Friday, December 10  I  6:30-9 p.m.
Saturday, December 11  I  10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Carpenter Park Fields
108th Avenue & Colorado Boulevard

In accordance with Tri-County Health Department’s mandate, 
masks are required for everyone two years of age and older while inside tents and structures.

Friday Schedule of Events


Santa Arrives  I  6:30 p.m.
Santa and his elves will arrive in the heart of Santa's Village where they will assist the Mayor and City Council in turning on the Village's holiday lights.  


Visit with Santa  I  6:45-9 p.m. Begin handing out placeholder cards at 6:30 p.m.
In an effort to reduce the amount of time your group spends in line waiting to see Santa, when you arrive to Santa's house you will be given a PLACEHOLDER CARD for the Santa line while supplies last. This card will allow your group to leave the line to go and enjoy the festival and identifies a time for you to return to the line. At your return time you will be placed in a much shorter line.

Children will be able to sit on Santa's lap and share their wishes, but everyone ages 2 years and older will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside Santa's house.

Due to Santa's overwhelming schedule and the amount of people wishing to visit with him, once we hand out all of the placeholder cards, the line will be closed for the evening. Please plan accordingly. In order to adhere to the closing time, we will not be able to hand out additional cards. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Don't forget to bring your own camera as photo services will no longer be available.


Ice Skating on the Village Pond  I  6:30-8:30 p.m.
The ice skating pond requires the use of ice skates, which will be available at the skate shack or you may bring your own. The fee for ice skating will be $2 for children (12 and under) and seniors (60 and over) and $3 for adults.


North Pole Nibbles  I  6:30-9 p.m.
Festival food vendors are here to satisfy any hunger! From snacks, a meal and dessert, you're sure to find something you love.


Heated Beer Garden  I  6:30-9 p.m.
This gathering spot is located just east of the North Pole Visitors Center. Stop by and toast the holidays with family, neighbors and friends. There is a three-drink limit and proper photo ID is required.


Thornton Community Chorus Performance  I  7 p.m.
This free holiday concert will feature some of the most talented voices in your community.


Community Tree Decorating Contest  
Schools, businesses, organizations and individuals in our community have decorated trees that are randomly located throughout Santa's Village. See if you can spot them all! Be sure to stop by the Northpole Visitor's Center and place your People's Choice vote for your favorite tree (one vote per person please). Voting ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday and awards will be presented at the Outdoor stage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday night.


Community Connections Sock Drive  
For people experiencing homelessness, winter is a brutal challenge. We are collecting new, non-synthetic socks to help keep our unsheltered community members as warm as possible. Please drop your sock donation(s) off at the Northpole Visitors Center.
 


Saturday Schedule of Events


Breakfast with Santa at the Active Adult Center  I  7:30-10:30 a.m.  I  11181 Colorado Blvd.
Before heading to WinterFest, bring your children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors to enjoy Breakfast with Santa! Breakfast will include pancakes, ham, eggs, orange juice and coffee. Sponsored by the 55+ Organization, the breakfast will cost $5 for ages 13-61 and $3 for ages 0-12 and 62+. Photos taken with Santa will be available for an additional $3 for each printed photo. Craft and bake sale will be on site with limited quantities available. Masks are required for everyone age two and older unless actively eating or drinking. This will include wearing your mask during your visit with Santa.

Questions? Please call 303-255-7850. 


Ugly Sweater Family Fun Run  I  10 a.m. start
Run, jog or walk our 5K course around the park or our family-friendly 8/10ths of a mile oval around the field. Prizes awarded to the ugliest sweaters. Commemorative beverage mug and refreshments in Santa's Village following the event. Please see Fun Run Information in the menu on this page.

Entry fee $5 per person or $10 for a family of four. Visit gocot.net/funrun for registration information or call 303-255-7800.

Day of Fun Run registration begins at 9 a.m. near the start line. Price will increase to $10 per individual and $15 for a family of four.


Visit with Santa
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Begin handing out placeholder cards at 9:45 a.m.
2-5 p.m. Begin handing out placeholder cards at 1:45 p.m.
6-8:30 p.m. Begin handing out placeholder cards at 5:45 p.m.

In an effort to reduce the amount of time your group spends in line waiting to see Santa, when you arrive to Santa's house you will be given a LINE PLACEHOLDER CARD while supplies last. This card will allow your group to leave the line to go and enjoy the festival and identifies a time for you to return to the line. At your return time you will be placed in a much shorter line.

Children will be able to sit on Santa's lap and share their wishes, but everyone ages 2 years and older will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside Santa's house.

Due to Santa's overwhelming schedule and the amount of people wishing to visit with him, once we hand out all of the placeholder cards, the line will be closed until the next visiting window. Please plan accordingly. In order to adhere to the closing time, we will not be able to hand out additional cards. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Don't forget to bring your own camera as photo services will no longer be available.


Children's Craft Shoppe & Coloring Contest  I  10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kids can enjoy an interactive craft that they can assemble and take home with them. This fun activity is free of charge and is a great way to spend time with other children during your stay at the festival.

During your visit to the Craft Shoppe be sure to enter our coloring contest. Ask a team member in the Craft Shoppe for details.  


Ice Skating on the Village Pond  I  10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
The ice skating pond requires the use of ice skates, which will be available at the skate shack or you may bring your own. The fee for ice skating will be $2 for children (12 and under) and seniors (60 and over) and $3 for adults.


Holiday Marketplace  I  10 a.m.-4 p.m.
During the day the Village's Event Tent will magically transform into the Village Holiday Bazaar. The bazaar will feature a variety of vendors selling items perfect for your holiday gift giving needs.


North Pole Nibbles  I  10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Festival food vendors are here to satisfy any hunger! From snacks, a meal and dessert, you're sure to find something you love.


Heated Beer Garden  I  12-9 p.m.
This gathering spot is located just east of the North Pole Visitors Center. Stop by and toast the holidays with family, neighbors and friends. There is a three-drink limit and proper photo ID is required.


Community Tree Decorating Contest  
Schools, businesses, organizations and individuals in our community have decorated trees that are randomly located throughout Santa's Village. See if you can spot them all! Be sure to stop by the Northpole Visitor's Center and place your People's Choice vote for your favorite tree (one vote per person please). Voting ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday and awards will be presented at the Outdoor stage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday night.


Community Connections Sock Drive  
For people experiencing homelessness, winter is a brutal challenge. We are collecting new, non-synthetic socks to help keep our unsheltered community members as warm as possible. Please drop your sock donation(s) off at the Northpole Visitors Center.


Children's Carnival Games  I  5-8 p.m.
Members and volunteers from the Village Baptist Church will be providing fun carnival games for the children. Free to participate.


Thornton Community Band Holiday Concert  I  7-8:30 p.m.  I  Reserved seat tickets $2 each
Don't miss the Thornton Community Band as they ring in the holidays with you at this year's WinterFest. Compiled by members of the community, there will be tunes and faces that you are sure to recognize.

Reserved seat tickets ($2 each) will be available in advance at the Carpenter Recreation Center front desk from November 29 through 5 p.m. on December 11. Tickets will also be available at the North Pole Visitor's Center until 6 p.m. the night of the concert and at the door until 7 p.m. on Saturday. The reserved ticket seating area will be in the front half of the tent and will be roped off until 15 minutes after the concert starts. At 7:15 p.m. ALL remaining seats will be available to general admission attendees at no charge.


Holiday Fireworks  I  8:30 p.m.
Immediately following the Thornton Community Band performance, the northwestern sky above Santa's Village will come to life with an amazing fireworks show choreographed to holiday music.