Los Alamos WinterFest, ‘Home For The Holidays’, Returns Dec. 4-6 With Safe, Family-Friendly Activities


Los Alamos WinterFest 2020, with the theme “Home For the Holidays,” will be different this year and run from Fri, Dec. 4 to Sun., Dec. 6.

Due to COVID-19 and the current Public Health Orders, the popular Holiday Lights Parade will be replaced with a Holiday Lights Display on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m., a drive-through event where cars can safely view some festive floats and decorated cars parked in the Central Park Square North Parking lot, for a “reverse parade” concept. No pedestrians will be allowed. Float and decorated auto registration is available through the Los Alamos WinterFest website at http://www.LosAlamosMainStreet.com/winterfest or directly here

Other safe WinterFest activities include a Winter Wonderland Virtual Paint Party on Friday and Saturday by Los Alamos Canvas Events, a Community Arts and Craft Crawl on Saturday, and other virtual activities presented by Pajarito Environmental Education Center on the Night Sky in December and “Making Your Holiday Season More Sustainable.” The Los Alamos High School Olions will also have a Virtual Winter Showcase on two days during WinterFest weekend.

The community may also enter the Ugly Sweater Mask Decorating Contest, hosted by the Los Alamos Creative District, for a chance to win gift cards to Village Arts, or participate in a Holiday Scavenger Hunt courtesy of Los Alamos County Community Services Department. Other community organizations are offering holiday activities such as Snowflake Paper Circuit kits from the Los Alamos STEAM Lab, a Gingerbread-Making Video on Family Strengths Network’s (FSN) YouTube Channel, as well as Winter Crystal Kits also provided by FSN. Families may also plan a visit to the Solar-Light Decorated Treehouse at Los Alamos Nature Center during WinterFest weekend.

Details for all these activities, and more, can be found on the Los Alamos WinterFest website, www.LosAlamosMainStreet.com/winterfest.

Los Alamos MainStreet partners with the Los Alamos Creative District and other community organizations to generate a schedule of activities for Los Alamos WinterFest. Thank you to Los Alamos County and Enterprise Bank & Trust for their sponsorship.

Los Alamos MainStreet is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Creative District, projectY cowork Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Research Park.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives.