PARKING: There is no parking around Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park. You may pull into an open space to drop off items only and then must move your vehicle. Please bring a hand-truck or wagon if you have a large amount of decorations to transport.
CHECK IN: Please check-in at the Christmas in the Park info booth to receive your tree number and to obtain your LED lights. See map below for parking and check-in location.
OBTAINING YOUR TREE: You will get your tree assignment when you check-in for decorating. The tree number corresponds to the actual tree you will be decorating. A map will be available at the park. Please do not ask to switch trees.
DECORATIONS: Ornaments should be well made, wind and water-resistant. Avoid using food (i.e., pasta) and paper as ornament decorations, as they will not withstand inclement weather. Keep in mind your tree will be approximately 7 to 8 feet tall. It is recommended that you have a minimum of 80 imaginative ornaments for your tree. We recommend the ornaments be large so they can be seen from the vehicles. Christmas in the Park will provide 100 LED lights. Use sturdy wires to attach ornaments to your tree to prevent them from being blown or knocked off the tree. Groups will need to bring their own tools such as pliers, scissors, small stepladder, etc., to help with the decorating process. Unfortunately, Christmas in the Park will not be able to provide any tools or ladders at that time. Please remember that this is "tree decorating". We will not have room around your tree for large decor items or cutouts.
RESTRICTIONS: Decorations must not contain any inappropriate or offensive language and or symbols. No profanity or inappropriate or offensive decor is allowed on tree decorations.
CONTEST: There will be a Best Overall Tree Decoration contest. All Community, and Sponsor Trees will be considered for this contest and the winning tree, as selected by a panel of judges will have a ribbon/sign placed on the tree distinguishing the winner during the event.
JUDGING: Judging scores are based on (1) Presentation of Theme, (2) Originality/Artistic Skill, (3) Creativity (unusual use of common materials), (4) Total visual appeal with minimum of 80 wind and rain proof ornaments.
SIGNAGE: Christmas in the Park will provide an identification sign for your organization that will be placed at the base of your tree. No other signs will be allowed.
ADULTS: Please be sure members of your organization are closely supervised, especially if you plan to bring small children to the park.
CLOSING OF EVENT: Christmas in the Park ends on Sunday, January 2, 2022. If you would like to keep your decorations, you must un-decorate your tree on your assigned day (Monday January 3rd, Tuesday January 4th or Wednesday January 5th) between 9am and 5pm. Any decorations left after 5pm on January 5th will be discarded.
Additional Information for High School Trees
DECORATING GUIDELINES: All decorating must be
completed by 5 PM on Wednesday, November 24, in order to be judged. At least one
faculty adviser must be present while decorating.
Faculty advisers may not contribute to the decorating- only club,
group, and organization members are allowed.
that this is "tree decorating" and we may not be able to accommodate
decorations, figures or cutouts that require space around your tree
not ask to switch trees.
JUDGING: Judging scores are based on (1)
Presentation of Theme, (2) Originality/Artistic Skill, (3) Creativity (unusual
use of common materials), (4) Total visual appeal with minimum of 80 wind and
rain proof ornaments.