The holiday festivities begin on Nov. 20. in the Park event
The city of Yukon is ready to start its annual Christmas in the Park holiday event near the end of November.
City officials said in a news release that the holiday festivities begin Nov. 20. The kickoff event includes the grand opening of Yukon’s Christmas in the Park, the Kringle Karnival, the annual Chill Your Cheeks 5K Run, the Mascot Dash, and the Jingle Walk.
The Mascot Dash officially starts the Nov. 20 events at 4:30 p.m. Yukon officials said in a news release that mascots from area high schools, colleges, and popular restaurants and companies compete in a 100-yard dash.
The Chill Your Cheeks 5K Run starts at 5 p.m. Nov. 20 at Chisholm Trail Park, and the Jingle Walk begins at 5:30 p.m. at the North Pavilion in Chisholm Trail Park.
The Kringle Karnival will celebrate Christmas in the Park’s opening night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the north end of Chisholm Trail Park, at 500 W. Vandament Ave. The festival will be having face painting, inflatables, train rides, art, food trucks, games, and performances from Irv Wagner’s Trombone Ensemble. Christmas Santa also will make an appearance. Admission is free.
The city of Yukon turns three interconnected parks into a holiday wonderland for its Christmas in the Park event, which will have more than 5 million lights and 500 displays. Christmas event opens at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 and then runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly through New Year’s Eve.
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