With Christmas traditions aplenty, Poway will host its annual holiday celebration this Saturday in the heart of the community.
Christmas in the Park takes place Saturday at historic Old Poway Park, at 14134 Midland Rd., from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The free community event will boast festive music, holiday treats, vendors, food and lots of activities for the kids, including crafts, train rides and a visit from Santa Claus.
The celebration will take visitors back to a simpler time, with holiday traditions like caroling, horse-drawn carriages, pony rides and model trains. The fun culminates at 5:15 p.m. with the lightning of the community Christmas tree. After that, Santa arrives.
The event typically draws a large crowd and organizers say there are a couple of parking options for attendees: the Poway City Hall parking lot (13325 Civic Center Dr.) and the lot at the Poway Adult School (13626 Twin Peaks Rd.). Free shuttles will run from both of those lots, taking people to and from the event. The free shuttle service starts at 3 p.m. The last trip leaves from Old Poway Park back to the lots at 9 p.m.