Parks, Recreation & Culture

Posted on: November 15, 2017

Windsor to Hold Annual Holiday Celebration December 2

Santa at Windsor Wonderland

The Town of Windsor will hold its annual holiday celebration, “Windsor Wonderland,” from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.


Windsor Wonderland will kick off with the arrival of Santa. Great Western Railway will bring Santa from the North Pole by train, arriving at noon at the intersection of 5th Street and Ash Street. After his arrival, Santa will be available for professional pictures, free of charge, at his tent at Boardwalk Park.

The celebration is free and open to the public, and includes a host of holiday activities: hay rides, live holiday performances at the Market Pavilion, kids activities, free hot chocolate and s’mores, and much more at Boardwalk Park.


At sunset, the community is invited to gather at Boardwalk Park to enjoy a tree lighting ceremony and caroling in front of the historic Windsor Train Depot Museum.


The schedule of events includes:

Noon — Santa’s arrival by train at the 5th Street and Ash Street crossing

Noon – 4:30 p.m.

  • Pictures with Santa in Santa’s tent at Boardwalk Park
  • Hay rides around Boardwalk Park
  • S’mores by the Boardwalk Park bell
  • Snowball fight and other kids’ activities on the Train Depot Museum lawn at Boardwalk Park
  • Story time and holiday crafts in the Art & Heritage Center
  • Weld Food Bank holiday food drive final drop off
  • Windsor Severance Fire Rescue fire truck, Santa Cop gift drive at the Windsor Police car, and the Clearview Library District Bookmobile along north 5th Street

Noon – 1 p.m. — Paul Maley holiday music performance at Boardwalk Park

1:15 - 2 p.m. — Windsor Youth Cheer and Dance Team presentations at Boardwalk Park

2:15 - 3 p.m. — Danni Dance presentations at Boardwalk Park

4:45 p.m. — Tree lighting and holiday proclamation by Mayor Kristie Melendez in front of the Train Depot Museum


Donations of packaged, non-perishable items to the Weld Food Bank can be dropped off at the Windsor Community Recreation Center the week leading up to the event, November 27–30. For every item donated at the Recreation Center, donors will receive a ticket for a chance to win a VIP experience with Santa and a tour of Santa’s train at Windsor Wonderland. The winner will be contacted on Friday, Dec. 1.


During the Windsor Wonderland event, donations will also be accepted for the Weld Food Bank and the Weld County Santa Cops program. Attendees are encouraged to bring a packaged, non-perishable item for the food bank and/or a gift — new, unwrapped, and in original packaging — for the respective programs.


In addition to Windsor Wonderland, the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department will host the Sweaty Sweater Dash at 8 a.m. the same day. The dash is a 2.25 mile loop around Windsor Lake with prizes for top finishers and the ugliest holiday sweater, as well as a beanie for each participant. To register, visit windsorgov.com/recreg or call 970-674-3500.


Windsor Wonderland is sponsored in part by TRI 102.5, The Great Western Railway Co., Extraction Oil and Gas, and All In Roofing.

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