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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Surprise Party 2020 Coming to You, At-home Style

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While the 19th Annual Surprise Party may be going virtual or remote this year, our holiday spirit remains alive and well with a festive lineup of holiday themed programming that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home or car!

From cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, to a video tree-lighting event and a meet Santa drive-thru time, Surprise Party - At Home has something for everyone!

Surprise Party – At Home Activities
Schedule is subject to change.

DATETIMEEVENT
Fri, Dec. 47:00 p.m.Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony**
Mon, Dec. 76:30 p.m.Virtual Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus**
Surprise has partnered with Boyer Bakery to provide 150 cookie decorating kits to the first 150 decorators. Kits will be available for pick up on Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or Monday, December 7 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Parks & Recreation Office, 15960 N. Bullard Ave. 
Tues, Dec. 86:30 p.m.Virtual Bingo - Holiday Edition (must pre-register)
Space is limited; secure your spot by signing up for this Special Event online at surpriserec.surpriseaz.gov. 
Wed, Dec. 95:30-8:30 p.m.Zoom Calls with Santa (must pre-register)
Space is limited; secure your spot by signing up for this Special Event online at surpriserec.surpriseaz.gov. 
Thurs, Dec. 106:30 p.m.Virtual Holiday Themed Art & Craft featuring WHAM**
Craft kits will be available for pick up beginning Monday, November 30 to Thursday, December 10, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., at the Parks & Recreation Office, 15960 N. Bullard Ave, while supplies last. 
Fri, Dec. 116:00-8:00 p.m.Santa Drive-Thru at Surprise Stadium 
Download a colorable letter for Santa at surpriseaz.gov/surpriseparty. Participants must remain in the car during this event. Santa’s helpers will hand out goodie bags to the first 200 participants.
Sat, Dec. 12 - Sun, Dec. 13EveningLight up the Night House Decorating Contest w/ map

** Denotes a video event. 

The video events will be aired at the times noted above on Surprise TV online and the City of Surprise Parks and Recreation Facebook Page. On-demand video playback will be available for recorded events. Just visit surpriseaz.gov/surpriseparty and view the video recording at your convenience. 

Planning to decorate your home or business’s exterior with holiday decorations? Enter it in the up the Night House Decorating Contest! 

Structures will be judged in the following categories:

  • Best Theme 
  • Best Show
  • Best Traditional Holiday Décor (red and green, snowman, etc.)
  • Best Business

The first-place winner in each category will receive a $100 gift card; second-place winners in each category will receive a $50 gift card. Judging will occur December 12-13.

Complete the online entry form or call 623.222.2000 by 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 9 to enter your home/business into the contest. The city will create a map and post it to surpriseaz.gov/surpriseparty on Thursday, December 10 so residents can drive around and view the contest participants.

For more information about Surprise Party, contact Parks & Recreation at 623.222.2000 or visit surpriseaz.gov/surpriseparty.

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