Christmas in the Park
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
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
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
2021 Masters of Merriment: Tad and Debbie Stillwell
2020 Masters of Merriment: Brad and Susie Carlson
2019 Masters of Merriment: Bill and Sara Devore
2018 Grand Marshals JW and Nicki Foster
2017 Grand Marshals Harding Family
2016 Grand Marshals Jim and Peggi Reese
2015 Grand Marshal Denise Hendrickson
2013 Grand Marshals Jerry and Cecelia Jenkins