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Bring the entire family to the North Pole Village at Snow Fest.  It is a Hollywood-style movie set themed as a Main Street at Santa’s North Pole – all lit up with holiday lights.  Snow-Fest captures all the holiday spirit and places it at one event. You will also enjoy an outdoor market featuring holiday arts & crafts, food, treats, and beverages including hot chocolate and cider.



Mr. Patrick Evans
Local TV personality

Experience the magic of Snowfest under the charismatic guidance of Mr. Patrick Evans, a beloved local TV personality. With his engaging presence and boundless energy, Mr. Evans will lead us through the day's events, adding an extra layer of excitement to the festivities. Don't miss the chance to be part of this memorable celebration on December 9, 2023.

Take a Ride on the

Snowfest Express

Free train rides around the festival

Sponsored by:

10 Tons of REAL SNOW

Let your children's winter fantasies come true in our snowy playground! With a whopping 10 tons of real snow, imported from the North Pole, Kids can build snowmen, make snow angels, and indulge in frosty adventures. Join us and watch the joy on their faces as they frolic in this snowy paradise.

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Elf Workshop

S.C.R.A.P. Gallery helping the future young crafters and artists to explore their imagination by decorating gingerbread people as ornaments. Dive into a world of colors, textures, and festive magic, and create keepsakes from recycled and donated décor supplies that will warm your heart for years to come. Join us for a crafting adventure like no other.

Holiday Dog Costume Contest
4 p.m. Saturday

  Top 3 winners

Best Small Dog costume (30# and under)
Best Large Dog Costume (31# and over
Best Owner Look alike

Fido Gelato Gift Certificate value $100 each.

Sponsored by:
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At 5:00 pm, join the Mayor and City Council members for the annual lighting of the Cathedral City Holiday Tree in front of City Hall. Santa Claus will arrive for photos and to allow children to give them their holiday wishes. Stay to listen to local entertainment, including Cathedral City High School Choir and Band, take a selfie in front of the North Pole Village, listen to the holiday DJ music, and wander through Town Square Park which will be transformed into a winter wonderland.

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Come See the Return of

North Pole Village


Santa's Arrival

Santa's arrival at City Hall around 5pm

- FREE Movie -

7 pm showings

Free Tickets are available at the box office starting at 9:30 am
(3 Free Tickets per adult)



  • NEW - Snow Day Fun
  • Train Rides
  • Elf Workshop by S.C.R.A.P. Gallery (close 7:30)
  • NEWChildren Winter Games w/prizes
    • Dog Holiday Costume Contest
    • Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Demo

2 PM    3 PM    4 PM**

  • Puppet show at the Jeffrey Kramer Theater
    • Show presented by Cathedral City High School Drama Students

2:30 PM           3:30 PM           4:30 PM

  • CC Evening Rotary Club LIBRARY
    • Story Time featuring the Cathedral City
      • Readers: Police and Fire Department officers
      • Gift books to kid audience

4:30 PM

  • Mr. & Mrs. Claus's arrival.

5:00 PM

  • Welcome
  • Cathedral City Mayor and City Council
  • Tree Lighting


For Sponsorship Opportunities, contact: Eric Davis, City of Cathedral City
(760) 770-0340, Ext. 134

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