Christmas in the Park - 2016

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Christmas in the Park Logo
Christmas in the Park will return to Westlake, 421 Gross Road for its 30th year. The event will feature many new surprises and lots of traditional activities.

 Christmas in the Park Hours  
 Saturday, Dec. 10 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 Sunday, Dec. 11 1 - 6 p.m.

Attractions - 
“Here Comes Christmas” Parade - FREE
  • The parade begins at 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday and wind through the park.
  • Grand finale fireworks to conclude the parade in celebration of the 30th anniversary.
  • Trucks sponsored by Town East Ford 
Santa’s Village
  • Pictures with Santa - Cash
    • Pet Pictures with Santa on SundaySanta holding a dog with a little girl
  • Character Pictures - FREE
  • Live Nativity - FREE
  • Mrs. Claus’ Cookies – FREE
  • Mrs. Claus' Story Time - FREE
Santa’s Workshop  – FREE
  • Make and Take Crafts
  • Letters to Santa
  • Caricatures - Tickets
Rudolph’s Reindeer Games  – FREE
  • Play carnival type games.
Buddy’s Buffet – Cash
  • Enjoy food truck fare. 
Holiday Stage Performances – FREE
Prancer’s Playground – Tickets or Wristbands
  • Giant Slide
  • Inflatables
  • Hay Ride "The Little Elf that Could"
  • Rockin' Rudolph – Reindeer Riding
  • Golfing with the Grinch – Sponsored by Celebration Station
  • Petting Zoo
Yule Log
  • Roast marshmallows - FREE
  • Make S’more – Cash
Winter Woodlands - FREE
  • Hot Cocoa
  • Puppet Show
Food Trucks
Sweets by Selina
  • Price Range: $3 - $9
La Rosita
  • Price Range: $2 - $8
 SSahm BBQ
  • Price Range $3 - $9
 Press Waffle Company
  • Price Range $2 -$9
 Graves Cotton Candy
  • Price Range $2 - $4

Event entrance and parking are free, some activities will have a small fee.

Parking - All parking is free. 
Christmas in the Park general public parking is available in the grass field across from Westlake Park, 421 Gross Road.

A remote parking lot with shuttle service will begin at 1 p.m. and is located at Family Cathedral of Praise, 790 Windbell Circle. No onsite handicapped parking is available. Those needing assistance should park at the remote lot. Shuttle buses are equipped to serve special needs guests.

Travel Routes - Arrive at Christmas in the Park sooner by avoiding holiday traffic with one of the many alternative travel routes offered at

Lights - Decorations will continue to use some lights around the park and as in past years will be available for viewing beginning December 12 from 5 – 11 p.m. until the first week of January.
For more information call: 972-216-6260

Christmas in the Park Poster

Click on the picture to print your own letter to Santa. Then bring your letter and place it in our special mailbox that goes directly to the North Pole!

Letter to Santa Image
Contests - FREE

Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Saturday, 4 p.m.
  • Compete for a shopping spree sponsored by Town East Mall
  • Get your entry form here.
Pet Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Sunday, 4 p.m.
  • Compete for a shopping spree sponsored by Petsmart
  • Get your entry form here. 
Buddy the Elf Spaghetti and Syrup Eating Contest 
  • Saturday & Sunday, 4:30 p.m. 
  • Compete to win dinner for two sponsored by Texas Roadhouse
  • Get your entry form here.
Christmas in the Park Map - Updated

Offical Santa Cop Toy Drop-off Location

Santa Cop

Sponsored by:

CocaCola Logo
celebration station Logo
Riddell PIumbing Logo
Azteca Logo
Whataburger Logo
Texas Roadhouse Logo
Town East Ford Logo
fast signs logo
Petsmart logo
town east mall logo
Krogers Food Store logo
Mesquite Arts Center logo
Community Performers
Mesquite Parks and Recreations is currently filling the community stage time slots. If you or your group would like to apply to perform please send us an email
Want to volunteer?
 Christmas in the park is a great opportunity to give back to your community.
Send us an email with your available time slot.