Saturday, November 25, 2:00pm-9:00pm
Yucaipa Performing Arts Center – 12062 California Street
Winterfest is an annual one-day festival in Historic Uptown Yucaipa to kick off the holiday season! This year’s activities include Live Entertainment, a Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa’s Workshop, Kids’ Zone, Food & Merchandise vendors, a Beer & Wine Garden, and more!
This is a free festival. Tickets are not required to enter the event or view live entertainment.
Back by popular demand, Santa’s Workshop is a one-of-a-kind experience enjoyed by all! Enter the Yucaipa Performing Arts Center (YPAC) and be greeted by Santa’s elves and check out Santa’s global tracking system as you enter the Theater. You will have an opportunity to create your very own ornament or holiday-themed key chain. Next, you’ll enter Mrs. Claus’ kitchen where you will enjoy a cookie (or two!) and write a letter to Santa. After spending time with Mrs. Claus, she will introduce you to the big man. himself, SANTA CLAUS! Santa will be available for family pictures and for you to hand him the letter you wrote personally. But before leaving the workshop, be sure to grab your ornament or key chain and your photo to have on your Christmas tree at home!
Santa’s Workshop Tickets:
2:00pm – 4:45pm
- Children (ages 3-12): $10.00
- Adults (ages 13+): $5.00
- Infants (2 & under): Free with paying adult
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Children (ages 3-12): $15.00
- Adults (ages 13+): $10.00
- Infants (2 & under): Free with paying adult
- Every 15 minutes between 2pm and 9pm during Winterfest
Come chill with us in the Kids’ Zone! We will have a variety of fun holiday-themed inflatable jumpers and slides, perfect for ages 10 & under.
Cash and card accepted.
A HUGE part of our 2023 Winterfest is the Tree Lighting Ceremony! Santa will ride in on a fire engine to light the tree in Uptown Park while Active Church leads us in holiday music. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in Uptown Park with a time TBD.
Winterfest will feature a variety of historical Uptown storefront shops and businesses for you to explore. The following shops will be open during the festival. Support Small Businesses!
There’s nothing better than a cold beer or glass of wine on a brisk festival day! The Beer & Wine Garden will be located next to the main YPAC stage in Uptown Park. Beer tickets can be purchased on-site only by adults 21 years of age or older (with valid ID). All alcohol sales and consumption are restricted to the designated beer garden and cannot be carried to all event attractions.
More information to come!
2023 Winterfest Map
When is Winterfest?
Winterfest will take place Saturday, November 25th from 2:00pm to 9:00pm.
Where will Winterfest take place?
The festival will take place in Historic Uptown Yucaipa on Yucaipa Blvd. between 2nd St. and Adams St. and on California St. between Ave. A and Yucaipa Blvd.
Why are we having Winterfest?
Winterfest is an annual festival that kicks off the holiday season and serves as an additional opportunity to celebrate our community and local small businesses!
What is there to do at Winterfest?
Winterfest is proud to offer live entertainment, Santa’s Village (AKA Kids Zone), a Snow Hill, Santa’s Workshop to create fun crafts and write a letter to Santa, Pictures with Santa, a Tree Lighting Ceremony, food and merchandise vendors, storefront shopping, a beer and wine garden, the Uptown Ice Rink and more!
For more information regarding Winterfest activities and the entertainment lineup, please visit the LIVE ENTERTAINMENT and ACTIVITIES tabs at yucaipa.org/winterfest
Where can we park?
There will be street parking and various lots available in the vicinity of the event.
When will the roads close and reopen?
The roads will be closing Saturday, November 25th no earlier than 10:00 am and will reopen in the evening by 11:45pm
Are there admission or parking fees?
There are no admission or paring fees for Autumnfest. Tickets will not need to be purchased to view live entertainment however registration and/or tickets are needed to enter Santa’s Workshop and Kids’ Zone.
Where can I find more information about Winterfest?
To find out more information about Winterfest, visit www.yucaipa.org/winterfest and follow the city social media pages at @cityofyucaipa
Where can I get vendor information?
Please visit the VENDORS tab at yucaipa.org/winterfest
Where can I find information to be a sponsor?
To inquire about sponsorship please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 500-7714.
Who is in charge of Winterfest?
Winterfest is brought to you by the City of Yucaipa and the Yucaipa Valley Chamber of Commerce, as well as all of our generous sponsors and volunteers!
Will this event be cancelled due to the weather?
Winterfest will be RAIN or SHINE!