Family Matters Club to host Winter Carnival


Santa and Mrs. Claus take photos with guests at last year’s Winter Carnival at Holiday Harbor Park. The lovable duo will be making another appearance again this year on Dec. 2. Photo provided by Shawna Bowan

The Canyon Lake Family Matters Club is hosting a Winter Carnival for the community on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Holiday Harbor Park. The carnival will feature a visit from Santa and his elves, crafts, face painting, train rides, game booths, falling snow, vendors and basket raffles.

The club will hold a free raffle for six Christmas trees. Winners must take trees home at the conclusion of the event.

There will be a special section for children to write letters to Santa, which can be hand delivered to Santa at the event or be placed in a special North Pole mailbox.

The snack bar will be open and offering holiday treats.

Vendor spaces are $35 plus a donated item for the raffle table. For vendor information, contact Wendy at 760-888-7512 or

The club is seeking volunteers to help set up, work during the event and clean up at the end of the event. For volunteer information, contact Tracy Casey at 951-265-2466 or