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Celebrate with us at the 20th Annual Surprise Party

Surprise, AZ (November 8, 2021) Celebrate with the City of Surprise at the 20th Annual Surprise Party on Dec. 3 and 4, at the Surprise Recreation Campus! 

This fun-filled event offers a variety of activities and entertainment experiences, and admission is free with a canned food or toy donation benefiting Sanderson Ford Operation Santa Claus.

Here’s what you can expect:

Friday, December 3 (5 - 9 p.m.) will include a hot air balloon glow, nighttime skydivers, a traditional tree lighting ceremony, great food, roaming entertainment and fireworks. Fireworks will begin approximately at 8:55 p.m. Plus, Santa’s Workshop offers a free opportunity for youth of all ages to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus while enjoying arts and crafts, cookies and fun!

Be sure to bring your mittens/gloves, jackets and hats for Friday night's newest feature, a snow hill and play area! Sleds are not needed.

Saturday, December 4 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.) will include an arts and crafts festival, classic car show, live music, interactive games, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painters, inflatables, gingerbread house contest and much more! Throughout the day, enjoy a variety of entertainment, including performances by the City of Surprise Special Interest Classes. Concessions will be available for purchase. 

Both days will be held at the Surprise Recreation Campus, located at 15850 N. Bullard Ave. 

For additional event information, please contact the Surprise Parks & Recreation Department at 623.222.2000 or visit

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City of Surprise 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 | Phone: 623-222-1000

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