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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!


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

    Watch Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Monday, December 7 @ 6:30 p.m. - Virtual Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus**

    Recommended Cookie Decorating Ingredients: Gingerbread cookie or cookie of your choice - White cake/cookie decorating frosting (add more colors for more fun!) - Holiday candy (gum drops, red and green M&M's, sprinkles, etc.)
    Watch Virtual Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus

  • Tuesday, December 8 @ 6:30 p.m. - Virtual Bingo - Holiday Edition (Registration is now full)
  • Wednesday, December 9 @ 5:30-8:30 p.m. - Zoom Calls with Santa (Registration is now full)
  • Thursday, December 10 @ 6:30 p.m. - Virtual Holiday Themed Art & Craft featuring WHAM**

    Recommended Supplies: Red, green and brown construction paper - Scissors - Ruler - Glue or glue dots - Red or green string - Glitter, stickers, sequins or other holiday themed decor
    Watch Virtual Holiday Themed Art & Craft featuring WHAM

  • 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.
    View the Santa Drive Thru Map

  • 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

Thank you to all of the entrants of 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.

Grab your family, jump in the car and check out all of our contestants! View map

Download a list of homes by region below:

For more information about Surprise Party, contact Parks & Recreation at 623.222.2000