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Dec. 4 - 13At Home Events

Surprise Party At Home Activities

Surprise will celebrate the 19th annual Surprise Party this year by offering a festive lineup of holiday themed programming that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home or car!

EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • Friday, December 4 @ 7 p.m. - Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony**
  • Monday, December 7 @ 6:30 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.

  • Tuesday, December 8 @ 6:30 p.m. - Virtual Bingo - Holiday Edition

    Space is limited; secure your spot by signing up for this Special Event online at surpriserec.surpriseaz.gov.

  • Wednesday, December 9 @ 5:30-8:30 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.

  • Thursday, December 10 @ 6:30 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.

  • Friday, December 11 @ 6-8 p.m. - Santa Drive-Thru at Surprise Stadium

    Download a colorable letter for Santa. Participants must remain in the car during this event. Santa’s helpers will hand out goodie bags to the first 200 participants.

  • Saturday, December 12 & 13 (Evenings) - Light up the Night House Decorating Contest with map (see details below)

** Denotes a video event
Schedule is subject to change

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 on this site.

Light Up the Night House Decorating Contest

Planning to decorate your home or business’s exterior with holiday decorations? Enter it in the light 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 to this site 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