Pine District Update for December 3, 2014
Pine District Event Reminders
Peoria Celebrating 28th Annual Old Town Holiday Festival
The City of Peoria is celebrating its 28th Annual Old Town Holiday Festival on Friday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. Located at Osuna Park in Old Town Peoria near 83rd Avenue and Grand Avenue, attendees can stroll through the historic streets and enjoy all the holiday activities. Presented by Sears Vacations, the event will feature live entertainment, a visit from Santa, 20 tons of snow, shoppers circle, kid zone, a choral contest, live Nativity scene, and more. Parking and admission are free; some activities have a nominal fee. Some parking is available at the Peoria Community Center accessed from Monroe Street or 84th Avenue. Additional parking is available at the municipal parking garages surrounding the event. Food and beverage concessions will be available for purchase. For more information call 623-773-7137 or visit www.peoriaaz.gov/specialevents. City of Peoria would also like to give special thanks to our sponsors APS, the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres.
Shop With a Cop!
The Peoria Police Department is gearing up for their annual Shop with a Cop extravaganza. This year the Peoria Police Officer’s Association Charity was able to raise enough funds to provide 50 special kids with a holiday shopping experience.
Each one of our kids, who for various reason have experienced a hardship this year and could use some extra holiday cheer, will be given a gift card to spend at Kohl’s with their cop shopping partner.
However, the shopping is only part of the fun. The festivities start December 13th at 6a.m at the police department (8351 W. Cinnabar Ave)with the kids donning their SWAC shirts and meeting their cop shopping partners and even getting some time with Santa Clause. Then just before the kids jump in their police car sleighs they we will give out several bikes and other prizes.
By 7a.m. the kids will be enjoying a free breakfast at Chick-Fil-A (16657 N 83rd Ave), then all the cars will meet at just north of the Kohl’s (10072 W Happy Valley Rd) and create a fun caravan of lights and sirens lead by Santa arriving at the store about 8:30a.m.
The kids will have their picture taken with Santa then go into the store for shopping fun. Then once done picking their gifts, the fun continues outside the store with face painting, jump houses, and a lunch all while the kids presents are wrapped by volunteers. The kids will then get picked up by their guardians at about 11a.m.