Photo courtesy of Anthem Community Council

The Anthem Community Council (ACC) is delighted to announce its latest holiday extravaganza, Winter in the Park, set to transform the community park into a festive wonderland on Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Located at 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., the event promises a magical evening filled with joy, music, and holiday spirit.

Anthem residents are cordially invited to revel in the holiday cheer at the upper park (northwest grass area), which will be brimming with seasonal activities and entertainment. The highlight of the evening will be live performances by the local band The Damn Kids, serenading guests from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with their captivating melodies.

A cornerstone of the event will be the North Pole Pass, available for pre-purchase online or at the event for $10 per person (free for children under 2). This pass serves as an all-access ticket to an array of festive activities, including a digital photo opportunity with Santa set against a holiday-themed backdrop in the gazebo, a delightful train ride on the Daisy Mountain Railroad, and engaging holiday-themed crafts.

In addition to these attractions, Winter in the Park will feature an assortment of food trucks, offering a diverse range of culinary delights. From the sizzling grills of Big Brotha BBQ to the exotic flavors of Safari Samosas, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Sweet tooths can indulge in Frosted Frenzy Cupcakes or refresh with a beverage from SodaRush.

For those looking to take a piece of the holiday magic home, the event will host a unique shopping experience with holiday gifts crafted by local artisans, including Dantawn Creations, HTD Creations, and Ink by Ikai. Moreover, attendees can unleash their creativity at the Christmas Tree Ornament decorating station, available for a small fee of $4, which includes a decorating kit and a candy cane.

Practical details for attendees include limited seating with benches and ramadas, so guests are encouraged to bring personal chairs and blankets for comfort. Parking is conveniently available in the upper, middle, and lower lots of the park. Those who have purchased the North Pole Pass online can conveniently collect their wristbands at a designated tent near the gazebo by the train station.

Anthem’s Winter in the Park is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of community spirit and holiday joy. Mark your calendars and join in the festivities for an unforgettable evening!

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