Holiday Fun


‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas Home Decorating Display

Do you love to decorate your home with extravagant lights or festive inflatables? Then you should enter the 'Twas the Lights Before Christmas Home Decorating Display. Applications to enter will be available online on November 5th and the deadline to enter is December 3rd. A map of all of the homes will be published online for residents to enjoy.

Apply Here

Christmas Tree Lighting at the Duck Pond

Date: Monday, November 29th

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Location: Temecula Duck Pond

What a bright time, it's the right time to light the Christmas tree! While we wait for the countdown to the light the tree at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, enjoy a tasty treat, a visit from Santa Claus and festive music.

Santa's Electric Light Parade

Date: Friday, December 3rd

Time: 7:00 PM Start

Have yourself a merry little Christmas when you attend the annual Santa's Electric Light Parade. The parade will begin at 7:00 PM sharp at the intersection of Jefferson Ave & Del Rio Rd. Be sure to bring your blankets and chairs as you watch the entries travel north along the parade route.

Temecula On Ice

Date: December 9, 2021 though January 2, 2022

Location: Town Square Park

Daily Rink Hours:

  • Sunday-Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Friday-Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Holiday Hours:

  • Christmas Day: 12:00-9:00 PM
  • New Years Eve Skating Session: 10:00 PM - 12:30 AM ($25 Admission including skates)

Temecula On Ice is scheduled to return for another exciting holiday season with a state-of-the-art ice rink, rental skates, Bobby skating aid and its own radio station playing the best ice skating music. The ice rink will be open from December 9, 2021 though January 2, 2022. 

Grand Opening Show & Celebration: Friday, December 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM


  • Admission fee is $18 with skates rental
  • Admission fee is $13 without skates rental
  • Bobby the Seal skate aid rental is $8

Santa in Old Town Temecula

Santa Claus is coming to Old Town! Come visit the Jolly ol' Elf himself at his special Old Town location - in between Pennypickle's Workshop (42081 Main Street) and The Merc (42051 Main Street). Be sure to mark you calendars, (and check it twice!) because Santa is only in town on select days this month. After all, he is busy getting ready for the big day! 

Santa's Schedule:

Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10am-1pm
Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 1pm-4pm

Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 10am-1pm
Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 1pm-4pm

Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 10am-1pm
Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 1pm-4pm

Chilled in the Park

Date: Saturday, December 18th

Time: 12:00-8:00 PM

Location: Ronald Reagan Sports Park

To celebrate the holiday season, join us for Chilled in the Park! This event will feature magical entertainment, an ugly sweater contest, kids zone, and food vendors. Be sure to stick around for the festive fireworks display at 7:45 PM sharp.

Applications to be a vendor for this event will open online on October 1st, 2021

New Year’s Eve Grape Drop

Date: Friday, December 31st

Time: 6:00 PM - 12:30 AM

Location: Civic Center Quad

Ring in the new year Temecula style with the infamous Grape Drop! Celebrate 2022 twice with an East Coast (9pm) and West Coast (midnight) countdown. The New Year’s Eve Grape Drop will include live music, food vendors, and kid’s activities. Free Fun Zone will be open from 6:00-10:00pm.