Family/Youth Activities

Holidays in the Heights

The holidays are here and Santa is coming to town, along with Sprinkles the Elf and other fun holiday-themed events. Celebrate this special time of year with us. It all kickoffs with our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony (Thu, Nov. 29).

Most events require registration with a fee, so make sure to sign up online or at 651-450-2585.

We look forward to enjoying this magical time of year with you and your family!

Special Thanks

We'd like to thank our sponsors whom help make these events possible! They definitely add extra cheer to our holiday celebration!

Event Date/Day Time Location Fee Register By
Tree Lighting Ceremony/Open Swim Thu, Nov. 29 5:30-8:30pm (lighting at 6pm) VMCC None None
Holiday VINGO-All ages with an adult  (bingo, music, trivia, prizes-includes lunch) Fri. Nov. 30 12-3:30pm VMCC $6/advance; $8/door Nov. 29
Sprinkles the Elf - Ages 3-6 with an adult (meet an elf, write Santa letters, sing carols try on reindeer antlers & make a craft) Sat. Dec. 1 10-10:45am VMCC $15 Nov. 23
Skate with Santa- all ages with an adult (includes hot beverages & snacks) Sat. Dec. 8 6:30-8pm VMCC $6/advance; $8/door Dec. 5
Breakfast with Santa-all ages with an adult (includes light breakfast, facepainting, balloon animals, games, selfie booth, crafts & more!) *bring new or gently used hats or gloves to donate and be entered in toy raffle Sat. Dec. 8 Session 1: 8:30-10am VMCC $6/advance; $8/door Dec. 5
Breakfast with Santa-all ages with an adult (includes light breakfast, facepainting, balloon animals, games, selfie booth, crafts & more!) *bring new or gently used hats or gloves to donate and be entered in toy raffle Sat. Dec. 8 Session 2: 10:30am-12pm VMCC $6/advance; $8/door Dec. 5
Candy Cane Hunt-all ages with an adult (search for candy canes! Find the "golden candy cane" and receive a special prize; hot beverages and snacks provided) Sat. Dec. 8 1pm South Valley Park $2/advance; $4/door Dec. 5
Holiday Cookies & Canvas- ages 6 & up with an adult (fun holiday art project; no painting experience necessary. Everything is provided, just come and paint.  Painting a fun holiday scene. Cookies and beverage provided.) Sat. Dec. 15 Session 1: 9-10:30am VMCC $6/person (no walk-ins accepted) Dec. 7
Holiday Cookies & Canvas- ages 6 & up with an adult (fun holiday art project; no painting experience necessary. Everything is provided, just come and paint. Painting a fun holiday scene. Cookies and beverage provided.) Sat. Dec. 15 Session 2: 10:30am-12pm VMCC $6/person (no walk-ins accepted) Dec. 7
Light Up the Heights Holiday Light Contest (enter your house into our lights contest!) Judging Dec. 10-12 Winners announced by Dec. 14 Map of participants available by Dec. 14 Free TBD

Family New Year's Eve Party

Count down to the new year while swimming, jamming to music, playing BINGO, ice skating and log rolling.

Date: Mon, December 31
Time: 12-3:30 p.m.
Location: Veteran's Memorial Community Center

Fee: $6/child ages 9 & younger; $9/child ages 10 & older