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Christmas in the Park
Christmas in the Park is a free community event including a parade, hosted by the Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with the City.. The parade culminates with the arrival of Santa, positioned on a fire engine from Southeast Thurston Regional Fire Authority, followed by the Yelm High Sc
hool marching band, floats decorated by local businesses, unicyclists from our elementary schools, and many more. Citizens flock to the City Park to listen to our local choir and band students who kick-off the holiday season by playing and singing christmas tunes. Attendees are treated to free hot dogs,chili, hot cocoa, apple cider, a gift book exchange sponsored by the Yelm Timberland Library, and free photos with Santa sponsored by the City and coordinated by the City's Community Development Department.