Christmas in the Park

Christmas parade

Held the first weekend in December, Christmas in the Park kicks off the holiday season.

Christmas in the Park is a free community event.

Friday night starts with a tree lighting and pictures with Santa sponsored by the City and coordinated by the City of Yelm staff.

Citizens flock to Yelm City Park to listen to our local choir and band students who entertain with holiday tunes, while businesses and organizations host free, family friendly activities for kids to enjoy. If your business or organization would like to participate in Yelm's 2022 Christmas in the Park, register here.

Some new events that are making their debut in 2022 are the Snow and Glow Dance Party, and the Cocoa Trail.

This event is a partnership between the City of Yelm, Yelm Chamber of Commerce, and Yelm Community Schools.

Schedule of Events

Friday 12/2
Yelm Community Center & Yelm City Park
5-8 pm            Santa Pictures
6 pm                Tree & Tower Lighting by 2022 Masters of Merriment
6-8 pm             Snow and Glow Dance Party
6-8 pm             Cocoa Trail

Saturday 12/3
10 am                Essay contest winners announced
10:30-4            Kids and Family Friendly Activities in the Park
10:30-4            Live entertainment from Yelm Community Schools Bands & Choirs

2022 Master of Merriment: Stephanie Kangiser
Stephanie BBQ Rally

2021 Masters of Merriment: Tad and Debbie Stillwell
Masters of Merriment 21 - Copy

2020 Masters of Merriment: Brad and Susie Carlson
Masters of Merriment 20.Brad Susie Carlson - Copy

2019 Masters of Merriment: Bill and Sara Devore
Masters of Merriment 19.Bill Sara Devore - Copy

2018 Grand Marshals JW and Nicki Foster
Grand Marshalls 2018 JW Nicki Foster - Copy

2017 Grand Marshals Harding Family 
Grand Marshalls 2017 Harding Family

2016 Grand Marshals Jim and Peggi Reese
Grand Marshalls 2016 Jim Peggi Reese

2015 Grand Marshal Denise Hendrickson
2015 Grand Marshal Denise Hendrickson

2013 Grand Marshals Jerry and Cecelia Jenkins
Grand Marshalls 2013 Jerry Cecelia Jenkins