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Christmas Village Highlights


Sledding on the Snow Hill ($5 for 6 runs)
Christmas Train in the Park (free to all guests courtesy of Fisher Automotive)
Bounce House and Obstacle Course
Make a keepsake ornament (courtesy of Hilton Garden Inn Pivot Point)
Take a Photo with Santa ($10/photo)
Take an old time Bank Robber photo (courtesy of Foothills Bank)
Kids shopping and gift wrapping at Santa's Workshop (all items $1.00)
Santa's Candy Story at the Humane Society Christmas House (all items .25 cents)
Listen to a favorite Christmas story (courtesy of the Yuma County Library District)
Make a luminaria for a loved one which will be displayed in the park
Face Painting and Balloon animals free of charge
Decorate a Holiday Cookie at the AWC Holiday House

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Holiday Food Offerings


Tamales by Catering by Design, Alex Trujillo Executive Chef www.cateryuma.com
Frybread by Java Perks
Bar-b-Que by Q4U, Hershel Nevel, Chef
Kettle Corn and Rootbeer Floats from BusyBees Enterprises

General Information

Christmas Village is open from Saturday December 15 through Saturday December 22. Christmas Village is open from 5-9 pm nightly.

Polar Pass entry tickets are $5.00 per person and are available at the entrance gate nightly or at the Quartermaster Depot Visitor Information Center in advance "Special Pricing: Buy 4 Polar Passes get the 5th one free". Kids 5 and under are free with a paying adult.

Sledding tickets (book of 6 for $5.00) are available for purchase at the event nightly or at the Quartermaster Depot Visitor Information Center in advance.

Parking and free shuttle service is available every night from the following locations:

  • The public parking lot off S. Madison behind DaBoyz
  • The public parking lot off S. Gila Street behind Lutes Casino
  • The dirt lot off 1st Street directly across from Circle K

Schedule of Events


Nightly Events at the Yuma Christmas Village

Every night: Snow Sledding Hill, Christmas Train, Bounce House and Obstacle Course, Face Painting and Balloon Animals, Cookie decorating, Make a keepsake ornament, Kids Shop for Mom and Dad at Santa's Workshop, Santa's Candy Shop, Bank Robber Photos and of course, visits and photos with Santa.

And great food every night: Tamales, Indian Fry Bread, Pit Bar-B-Que, Holiday Pies and Tasty Treats


bulletpoint Saturday, December 15th

Opening Night and Lighting Ceremony
  • Santa Arrives from the North Pole by Train
  • Gadsden Jr. High Jazz Band performs
  • Yuma's own AVP musical group playing Christmas Favorites
  • Carla Ortega, Yuma Star 2nd runner up
5:00 - 5:30 Gadsden Jr High Jazz Band performing and Lighting Ceremony
5:30 - 5:45 Santa Arrives from the North Pole
5:45 - 6:30 Christmas Music Throughout the Park
6:30 - 8:30 Local Yuma Favorite "AVP" performing Christmas Favorites
8:30 - 9:00 Carla Ortega - Yuma Star Finalist

bulletpoint Sunday December 16

Hispanic Heritage Night
  • Come listen to the sounds of the Gadsden Young Mariachi's and local favorite Kamyla Ruiz singing mariachi and Christmas Favorites
  • Piñatas each hour for the kids
  • Traditional Tamales for sale from Catering By Design
5:30 - 6:00 Kamyla Ruiz
6:00 - 7:00 Young Mariachi's
7:00 - 8:00 Kamyla Ruiz
8:00 - 9:00 Christmas Music Throughout the Park

bulletpoint Monday, December 17

The Spirit of Christmas is Giving: (Please bring a new blanket or gently worn jacket to be part of giving to those less fortunate)
  • Performances by: Yuma Ballet Theater; Champion Performing Arts School and Gateway Players presenting Dinner with Dickens a full reading of "A Christmas Carol" by actors in period costume
5:00 - 6:30 Christmas Music Throughout the Park
6:30 - 7:00 Yuma Ballet Theater
7:00-8:00 Champion Performing Arts School
8:00 - 9:00 Dinner with Dickens

bulletpoint Tuesday, December 18

A Cowboy Christmas
  • Come enjoy smore's by the campfire and listen to the sounds of the Arizona Old Time Fiddlers and Erika and Edna's Christmas Carols
  • See the Deguallo Gun Slingers performing at 6:30 and 8:30 in the Park
  • Special ticketed event "Cookies and Story time with Santa" from 6:30-7:30. Includes a special visit with Santa, cookies, cocoa, a family photo and a special treat. Tickets are $20/family (up to 5 people) and can be purchased at the QMD in advance or at the door. Click here for details
5:30 - 6:30 Erika and Edna
6:30 - 6:45 Deguallo Gun Slingers
6:45 - 8:30 Arizona Old Time Fiddlers
8:30 - 9:00 Deguallo Gun Slingers

bulletpoint Wednesday, December 19

Military Appreciation Night: $2.00 off Polar Pass entry ticket for all active military personnel with ID (up to four family members)
  • See special performances on the covered patio of the Offers Quarters at the QMD by the Cindy Klein Memorial Hand Bell Choir and Yuma's own String Ambassadors.
5:00 - 6:00 Christmas Music Throughout the Park
6:00 - 7:00 Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir
7:30-8:30 String Ambassadors
8:30 - 9:00 Christmas Music Throughout the Park

bulletpoint Thursday, December 20

Candy Cane Lane (each person entering the Park receives a sweet treat and warm holiday cocoa)
  • Performances by Dancemakers and Casa de Ninos Children's Choir
  • Local entertainer Monty Eldon playing guitar and singing Christmas Carols
  • Taste of Yuma Holiday Sweets and Treats - a special night out for those 18 and over to enjoy local restaurants samplings of appetizers and desserts, and even a specialty drink! Entertainment by the Yuma Jazz Trio and the first ever "Yuma Servers Reindeer Races Games" an obstacle course where local servers and bartenders will compete for prizes! Tickets are $15 and include entry to the Christmas Village on that night. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Quartermaster Depot Visitors center. Click here for details
5:00 - 6:00 Christmas Music Throughout the Park
5:30 - 6:30 Dancemakers
6:30 - 7:00 Casa de Ninos Choir
7:00 - 9:00 Monty Eldron - Acoustic Christmas favorites
7:00 - 9:00 Yuma Jazz Trio (At Taste of Yuma ticketed event)

bulletpoint Friday, December 21

All Aboard the Polar Express (First 500 children 12-and-under receive a sleigh bell)
  • All are invited to come enjoy "The Polar Express" holiday classic presented by the Yuma County Library District. First 500 kids entering the park get a sleigh bell of their own
  • Prior to the movie, Yuma's own Junior Jazzercise will perform "Hot Chocolate" a festive dance and audience participation activity to get everyone in the spirit of the movie!
5:00 - 6:00 Christmas Music Throughout the Park
6:00 - 6:30 Jr Jazzercise "Hot Chocolate" performance
6:30 - 8:30 Polar Express Movie presented by the Yuma County Library District
8:30 - 9:00 Christmas Music Througout the Park

bulletpoint Saturday, December 22

Yuma Community Christmas Carol Karaoke and Sing Along
Closing Night

  • Bring your friends and family to this first ever Yuma Christmas Karaoke Sing Along. Get into the holiday spirit by joining in this great event!
5:00 - 6:30 Christmas Music Througout the Park
6:30 - 9:00 Christmas Carole Karaoke and Sing Along
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Yuma Christmas Village
December 15 - 22, 2012
Yuma, Arizona
Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park