Holiday Fun


‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas Home Decorating Contest

Is your front yard filled with extravagant lights or festive inflatables? We want to see your holiday decorations! Sign up online for the Home Decorating Contest beginning November 3rd here on our website.

Map of all of the homes will be available Monday, December 7th.

Letters to Santa

What do you want for Christmas this year? Let Santa Claus know when you write him a letter and mail it to the City Hall North Pole. Santa will be accepting letters from November 23rd through December 14th. If you send it in early, you might even get a letter back! In the meantime, print out a Certificate of Niceness for your little one or use the template below to begin writing a letter to Santa.

Letters can be sent to:

City of Temecula
Attn: Santa's Workshop
41000 Main Street
Temecula, CA 92590

You may write your own letter or you can download our version of Letter to Santa to send as well.

Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Duck Pond

Even though we are unable to gather at the Duck Pond this year, you can join us online at we light the tree virtually! The video event will premiere on Facebook on Monday, November 30th at 7pm.

Christmas Cookie Virtual Exchange

Show us your favorite Christmas cookie or holiday treat!  Beginning December 1st, we are encouraging you to send us your holiday recipe and a picture of your treat that we will share online.

Holiday Drive in Movies

Join us for a Holiday Drive-in Movie on Sunday, December 13th and Sunday, December 20th. Pre-registration is required for this event and details will be announced soon.

Date Movie Link
Sunday, December 13th The Grinch SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 20th The Nightmare Before Christmas SOLD OUT

Here Comes Santa Claus

Since we can’t have Santa in Old Town, we’ll bring Santa to your neighborhood.  Santa, Frosty and Rudolph will spend 13 nights visiting over 40 neighborhoods while social distancing in a holiday convertible. If it is raining, Santa will still be visiting you, but the top of the convertible will be on. We will encourage residents to stand in their driveways or nearest cross street in their jammies, glow necklaces and bring their holiday cheer.

Maps are listed below for each night. You can also view a online Virtual Map of all nights as well.

Night Date Times Neighborhoods Route Maps
1 Wednesday, December 2nd 6-8pm Harveston Map
2 Thursday, December 3rd 6-8pm Winchester Creek
Summerfield, Van Daele Signature, Amberwood
Green Meadows, Monte Vista, Martinique
3 Friday, December 4th 6-8pm Meadowview Map
4 Saturday, December 5th 6-8pm Serena Hills, Chardonnay Hills, Vineyard
Vintage Hills, Villa Avanti, Villages Encore
Home Coming, Rancho Vista Estates

5 Wednesday, December 9th 6-8pm Ridgeview, La Serena, Temeku Hills Map
6 Thursday, December 10th 6-8pm Villages, Alta Vista
Starlight Ridge, Starlight Ridge South
Los Ranchitos, Santiago Ranchos, Santiago Estates

7 Friday, December 11th 6-8pm Rancho Highlands, Horizons
Country Manor, Windsor Crest
Lake Villlage, Pujol Street
Rainbow Canyon, Spanish Oaks, Wolf Valley

Map Part 1
8 Saturday, December 12th 6-8pm Paloma del Sol Map
9 Tuesday, December 15th 6-8pm Paseo del Sol Map
10 Wednesday, December 16th 6-8pm Crowne Hill, Sterling Ranch Map
11 Thursday, December 17th 6-8pm Wolf Creek Map
12 Friday, December 18th 6-8pm Redhawk Map
13 Saturday, December 19th 6-8pm Vail Ranch Map

The annual Santa's Electric Light Parade has been cancelled for this year. We will see you next year.

New Year’s Eve Grape Drop

Who is ready to ring out 2020 and ring in a new year?  Since we can’t gather like we typically do, this year you can ring in 2021 from the comfort of your home with a concert at 7pm and 9:15pm on Facebook.  Then join us for the virtual grape drop countdown at 9pm and midnight.