THE MERRY COPA HOLIDAY FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THE SEASON

by Jennifer Brown, Director of Administrative Services, City Manager’s Office

Holiday spirit swept across the region and overtook the City of Maricopa at the fifth annual Merry Copa Holiday Festival at Copper Sky Regional Park on Dec. 1.

The countdown to Christmas officially got underway when Mayor Christian Price led a countdown to reveal a dazzling Christmas tree blanketed in lights and decorations. The holly jolly community celebration featured plenty of other family-friendly activities including arts and crafts, food vendors and a variety of winter activities.

Attendees enjoyed local community group performances, pictures with Santa, ice skating, snow play, a bounce house and a holiday cookies and ornament decorating, along with gingerbread and ugly sweater contests.

In addition to the activities above, the third annual Santa and Ugly Sweater Run will take place at Copper Sky Park on Saturday, December 22nd. Participants will receive a full Santa suit with registration.