Peoria Oldtown Holiday Festival 2017

A Family Holiday Celebration

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Courtesy City of Peoria, AZ

Bring the entire family to Peoria's annual Oldtown Holiday Festival in the Northwest Valley.

Where is Peoria's Oldtown Holiday Festival?

The festival will take place in and around Oldtown Peoria, south of Peoria and Grand Avenues. Parking is available at the Community Center accessed from Monroe St. or 84th Ave and at the City Hall parking garages at 83rd and 85th Avenues and Cinnabar. Additional parking is available on the streets and other parking lots in the area.

The heart of the festival is held in Osuna Park, but extends several blocks through the historic district of Peoria.

When Is It?

Friday, December 1, 2017. The festivities will take place between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

What Kind of Festivities Will There Be?

There will be live entertainment, including a high school choral contest hosted by Theater Works, a visit from Santa, activities in Osuna Park and the Peoria Community Center, and museum tours from the Peoria Historical Society. The Valley Community Church will feature a live nativity scene and free hot chocolate (while supplies last). Other activities include inflatables, 20 tons of snow, cookie decorating, hay rides, kids’ crafts, and a shoppers’ circle.

The Gingerbread Competition

Gingerbread House entries (entry registration required) must be submitted between November 28 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St. Categories for mini-houses and large houses, in divisions defined as groups, individuals and adaptive. The entries into this year's Gingerbread House Competition will be displayed at the Festival.

How Much Will It Cost to Get In?

Nothing! Admission to Peoria's Oldtown Holiday Festival is free. Food and beverages available for purchase. Some activities may have a nominal charge.

What if I have more questions?

Visit Peoria's Oldtown Holiday Festival online, or call 623-773-7137.

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All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.