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Holiday Events at OWA

December 2, 2021

Tis the season to celebrate and you are cordially invited to do just that at OWA this holiday season! From nightly light shows to storytime with Santa’s elves, OWA’s holiday events are not to be missed. Take a look at what’s happening this season at OWA!

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Nov 20, 2021

Enjoy this annual tradition, a snowy Tree Lighting ceremony with Christmas music playing through the streets of Downtown. This remarkable holiday experience is filled with ceremonious live entertainment followed by an epic lighting of OWA’s giant, 36-foot-tall Christmas tree, snowfall and fireworks display.

Schedule of Events

5-6pm  Holiday Music
6-6:30pm  Holiday aerialist performance to Christmas music, presented by Seward Studios
6:30pm  OWA Tree Lighting
7pm  Christmas-themed fireworks
7-7:30pm  Snowfall in Downtown OWA
7-8:30pm  Grab a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus immediately following the Tree Lighting Ceremony

**Pro tip: Make it a full day of fun and arrive early! The Park will open at noon.

Nov 21 - Dec 31 (nightly at 6pm)

Don’t miss OWA’s Christmas light shows every night in admission-free Downtown OWA! OWA’s 36-foot-tall Christmas tree will put on a mesmerizing light show to holiday music. Everyone will love this synchronized music and light experience!

Nov 26 - Dec 23 (select dates)

Things have gotten a bit behind at The North Pole this year, so Mrs. Claus is looking for some fantastic folks to join her as Honorary Elves for the season. Enjoy her cookie class, ornament decorating and a jolly good time full of song and dance; plus a complimentary hot cocoa bar and snacks.

Nov 26 - Dec 23 (select dates)

Pack your bags and grab your winter coats, because the North Pole has been relocated to Downtown OWA. Santa will be across from Rum Island welcoming guests of all ages to his home away from home. Kids and families will be able to participate in Christmas crafts with Santa’s Elves as well as enjoy a professional photo to capture that perfect holiday moment with the jolly man himself.

Nov 26 - Dec 19 (Fri-Sun)
Dec 20-23 (Daily)
1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Catch Santa’s jolly elves reading classic Christmas stories this season. No admission required. Storytime is located inside The North Pole and is approximately 15 minutes.

December 4 (6pm)

Dress up in your best elf costume, decorate your bike or just come to watch the elves have fun with the YMCA at OWA. Proceeds will benefit the John McClure Snook Family and Bounds Family YMCA, a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen communities. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and bike decoration. You can register directly for the event here.

December 10 (1-5pm)

Santa Claus is coming to town – Downtown OWA, that is! Visit us on December 10th from 1pm-5pm to snap a complimentary photo with Santa Claus at the Coca Cola Holiday Caravan and even pick up cool swag, while supplies last.