The Village will feature a trip back in time aboard the trackless “Heritage Express” train, which will tour the brightly lit historic buildings of the park to experience Christmas traditions in 1912, the year Arizona first became a state.
For those looking to hit the slopes, the sledding venue will be part of a magical Centennial Christmas Village at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park.
Of course, if you miss out on the first day of snow, you have plenty of time to play in the white stuff. The Village will be open from December 16-23 daily.
OK, so what happens if Mother Nature intervenes and warms things up? Not to worry: “Theme nights” have been planned for the remaining nights if warm temps bring an end to the snowy festivities, including Hispanic Heritage Night December 21, Christmas Spirit Night with a special performance by Destiny Christian Church December 22 and Polar Express Movie Night on December 23.
If snow is not your thang….. then take a walk through the park. The entire park — plus a special kid-sized village of fanciful walk-in playhouses — will be decorated with thousands of sparkling lights and other holiday decor.
Entertainment will be offered nightly, along with food and drink vendors and shopping for homemade holiday gifts at the new Pioneer Craft Market, a showcase for local crafters.