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December Activities

Santa on the phone

November 30-December 3
Santa Calls — Live Video Calls

This year experience the magic of speaking with Santa live! Reserve your friendly call from the North Pole through the city’s registration program.

Cost: $5 (5-minute call). Ages 0 – 12 years.

Register for Santa Live

 For questions, please email or call 951.413.3280.

Christmas tree with lights

Saturday, December 5th 6pm
Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us for the 5th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. This event will feature a special visit from a very jolly holiday icon as we commence with the lighting of Moreno Valley’s 30-foot tree.

Join us on Saturday, December 5th at 6pm on Facebook, YouTube or Channel MVTV3.

Home with holiday lights

December 7-16
Holiday Home Light Display Contest

Share in the holiday spirit by entering your home in the Holiday Home Light Display Contest! Winners in four categories will receive some festive prizes.

Contest Categories

  • Most Spirited
  • Clark Griswold Award (Best use of lights, blow-ups, or animatronics)
  • Best Theme
  • Most Popular

Contest Rules

  • Submit your photos, name, phone number and address to
  • Photos must be family-friendly and not contain profanity or any other offensive or inappropriate subject matter.
  • The event is open to all ages.

Key Contest Dates

Enter between December 7 – 16.
Winners notified December 17.

For questions, please email or call 951.413.3280.

Singing Santa

December 7-11
Jolly Holiday Virtual Talent Show

Hey MoVal! The Parks & Community Services Department is excited to announce a special Jolly Holiday Virtual Talent Show! Do you have a special talent to share? If so, we would love to see!

How to participate

This virtual event is open to youth ages 17 and under and adults ages 18 and older.

Record a short one-minute video performance of your special talent and post it-hashtag it-#MOVALPARKS with your name and category (youth or adult).

Your family-friendly talent can be anything from singing, dancing, playing an instrument, tree decorating or gift-wrapping!

Key Contest Dates

Videos will be accepted from December 7 through 11.

On December 14th, the Virtual Talent Show Winner’s will be announced on social media.  Prizes will be given to the top four contestants in the youth and adult categories. Remember to be creative and have fun!