Christmas in the Park 2020

Join us at Old Poway Park for a re-imagined old-fashioned holiday tradition. This year we will have 3 dates to visit with Santa (see below for details). Pre-registration for visits are required to help ensure social distancing protocols and comply with the county’s public health orders. There is a $1.50 non-refundable transaction fee charged by our vendor. Your registration is for your immediate family.

December 5: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Stop by to drop off your letters to Santa, pick up holiday crafts, or Zoom call with Santa from your home (pre-registration required for Santa visits).

December 12: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stop by to drop off your letters to Santa, pick up holiday crafts, and socially distance visit with Santa (pre-registration required for Santa visits). 

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony


Join us on December 12 at 5:15 p.m. on our City of Poway Facebook page to witness the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. 

December 19: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Snap a family photo in the park with your favorite holiday friend, stop by to drop off your letters to Santa, pick up holiday crafts, and socially distance visit with Santa (pre-registration required for Santa visits).

Santa Visits


Registration for Poway Residents will begin on November 10 at 7:30 a.m.
Registration for Non-Poway Residents will being on November 24 at 7:30 a.m.

  • Santa visits will be done with the safety of all in mind and following all public health protocols, while providing the most memorable experience possible for you and your family. 
  • To encourage physical distancing during the in-person visits with Santa, Santa will be sitting on the train and the families visiting with him will be on the ground (6 feet away). 
  • Reservations are set up to provide time in between visits. This will minimize wait times for families and enhance social distancing efforts.
  • All guests will be required to wear a face mask.
To register, please select the desired date below. 

During the month of December stop by Old Poway Park to enjoy festive holiday lights.