Magic of the Season

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We're planning a fun filled holiday season! Check out our Magic of the Season calendar below for an overview, and scroll down for details on each individual event. For more information please call (707) 648-7275.

 2017 MOS Calendar - ActGuide


Parade of Lights & Holiday Tree Lighting 

December 1, 2017 | 6:30 PM | Shenandoah Park (100 Sonoma Creek Way)

Kick off the holiday season with us at Shenandoah Park! Enjoy a lighted parade, carriage rides, musical performances, food vendors, craft fair, and pictures with Santa, Grinch, Jack, Frosty and Rudolph! This is a free event, open to all.

Want to be in the parade? Pick up an application at Parks & Recreation, (100 Benton Way), beginning November 1st or print one by clicking here.

Planning to attend Snow Day? Visit the holiday characters at Tree Lighting to pick up your Magic Express Tickets and skip the lines at popular Snow Day attractions.

Participating in the Reindeer Run? Pick up your race bib at this event.

Snow Day

December 2, 2017 | 12 PM-5 PM | Shenandoah Park (100 Sonoma Creek Way)

Sponsored by American Canyon Orthodontics

With the help of American Canyon Orthodontics, we're bringing snow back to American Canyon! Enjoy holiday themed snow villages, entertainment and SNOW! Free shuttle service provided from ACHS. Food truck vendors will be onsite for food purchases. This is a free event, open to all!

I Spy Rudolph! 

December 12-13, 2017 | 6:30 PM | Senior Multi-Use Center (2185 Elliott Drive)

Gather a team of your friends and family to search for I Spy items at decorated homes around town. All you need is a team name, transportation, and a keen eye for a chance to win a holiday gift basket. This event is free. Pre-registration is required, and may be completed at the Parks & Recreation office, at the Senior Center, or by phone.

Santa Sleigh Visits

December 16 and 17, 2017 | 6-9 PM | Walmart parking lot (7011 Main Street)

Presented by the American Canyon Fire Protection District

Bring your kids for a visit with Santa! When he's not bringing joy to children, Santa is busy saving lives, so visits will take place based on non-emergency response availability.

Holiday Decorating Contest & Self-Guided Tour

December 19-21, 2017 | Self-Guided Tour 

Sponsored by Eagle Vines Realty

Decorating Contest - This year's theme is "Holiday Movie Magic!"
Register your American Canyon home or business for the contest at the Parks and Recreation Office, (100 Benton Way), by December 12, 5:30pm. You may also print the entry form by clicking here. There is no cost to enter.

Judging categories include:

Holiday Animated/Claymation Film
Holiday Non-Animated Film
Holiday Decor from any Movie (i.e. Minions, Star Wars, etc.)

The winner in each of the above categories will receive $75. The "People's Choice" award will receive $50.

Decorating Self-Guided Tour - Grab your family, and experience our city's holiday spirit! This is a self-guided tour. Pick up maps and ballots, (to vote for your favorites) at the following locations:

Senior Multi-Use Center, (2185 Elliott Drive)
City Hall, (4381 Broadway St)
Parks and Recreation Office, (100 Benton Way)

Drop off completed ballots at the Parks and Recreation Office.

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