Celebrate the Holidays with the Y!

Visit the following YMCA locations for holiday fun throughout the month of December:

Thursday, December 1st

Camp Spring Lake

Community Holiday Extravaganza from 5–7PM

  • Visit with Santa, enjoy food and lots of holiday activities!
  • Registration is required: $5/per child and $10/per child with food, parents are free.

Friday, December 2nd  

Lino Lakes

Cookies with Santa from 6-8PM

  • Get your picture taken with Santa, have fun with carnival games and a bounce house

Elk River

Cookies with Santa from 6-7:30PM

  • Decorate your very own holiday cookie, get your picture taken with Santa (please bring your own camera), write letters to Santa and participate in a holiday craft.

Saturday, December 3rd  


Cookies with Santa from 9-11:30AM

  • Visit with Santa, decorate your very own holiday cookie, participate in elf reading stories and holiday crafts.


Breakfast with Santa from 9-11AM

Sunday, December 4th

West St. Paul

Breakfast with Santa from 8AM-12PM

  • *Hosted by YMCA in West St. Paul and the West St. Paul Kiwanis
  • Get your photo taken with Santa, participate in activities, win raffle prizes and check out a Bake Sale by the Key Clubs.
  • $6/per person

Friday, December 9th

Forest Lake

‘Tis the Season at the Forest Lake YMCA from 5-7PM

  • Visit with Santa, participate in crafts, games and family Zumba.

Saturday, December 10th

River Valley

Breakfast with Santa from 8AM-12PM

  • Get your photo taken with Santa, live reindeer and his elves. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, make reindeer food, participate in a holiday craft and write a letter to Santa. Kids can also shop for books at River Valley’s book fair with Usborne Books. 
  • $7/per person

Camp St. Croix

Breakfast with Santa from 9AM-12PM

  • Get your picture taken with Santa, enjoy a pancake breakfast and participate in holiday crafts.
  • $8 for adults and $6 for kids

Tuesday, December 13th – Wednesday December 14th

West St. Paul

Holiday Bake Sale

Friday, December 16th

New Hope

Picture with Santa from 6-7:30PM

Saturday, December 17th

East St. Paul

Global Holiday Celebration from 12-2:30PM

  • Food tastings, crafts, entertainment and games for Kwanza, Hanukkah, Christmas (includes visit from Santa), Las Posada, and Hmong New Year.

Sunday, December 18th


Hudson Holiday Hoopla from 3-5PM

  • Meet Santa and his reindeer, participate in writing letters to Santa, watch a holiday movie, decorate gingerbread houses and play snowball bowling.

Thursday, December 22nd

Camp Spring Lake

Snowshoes & S’mores from 3:30-5:30PM

  • Sling shot, gaga games, s’mores and snowshoes (weather permitting).

Contact YMCA branches for more information.