Thornton’s Carpenter Park Fields turn into Santa’s Village, home to Thornton WinterFest on Friday to Sunday, December 7 to 9. Santa and his elves arrive on Friday at 6:30 p.m. to assist the Mayor and City Council member with flipping on the Village’s holiday light. Festivities including ice skating (for a nominal fee), entertainment, ice-carving demo, and more, continue that evening until 9 p.m.
On Saturday, Santa’s Village is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit Santa, enjoy local choirs, Wonderland Woods tree displays, a Children’s Craft Shoppe, North Pole Puppet Theatre and ice skating on the village pond from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Village’s Event Tent magically transforms into the Village Holiday Bazaar with a variety of vendors selling holiday gifts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. You can also grab a bite (hot chocolate, pizza, kettle corn, sandwiches and more) at North Pole Nibbles from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Inside TASHCO’s Holiday Tent families can enjoy story book readings by a cozy fireplace and live performances in a warm holiday environment. And ice carving demonstrations run throughout the day courtesy the skilled artisans of “Dazzling Ice”.
The Thornton Community Band performs at 7 p.m. Reserved seats are $2, general admission is free. Holiday fireworks launch at 8:30 p.m.
Things wrap up with similar activities on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Thornton Community Chorus performs at 5:30 p.m. Here’s a complete schedule of events. Carpenter Park Fields is at 108th Ave., & Colorado Blvd., Thornton.
For more places to catch-up with Santa Claus, check out our See Santa page.