Windsor Wonderland


Windsor Wonderland

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
Noon - 5 p.m.
Downtown Windsor-5th and Ash Street/Boardwalk Park

Windsor Wonderland will kick off with the arrival of Santa. Great Western Railway will bring Santa from the North Pole by train, arriving at noon at the intersection of 5th Street and Ash Street. After his arrival, Santa will be available for professional pictures, free of charge, at his tent at Boardwalk Park.

Windsor Wonderland Santa

The train Santa rides in on has a rich history of carrying not Just Mr. and Mrs. Claus, but former Presidents.  The Yellowstone famously carried Teddy Roosevelt across the country during his 1900 whistle-stop campaign tour.  Originally built in 1898, it has since been fully restored.  It is a true classic, and people travel from all over Colorado for the chance to take pictures outside the train.  

The celebration is free and open to the public, and includes a host of holiday activities: hay rides, live holiday performances at the Market Pavilion, kids activities, free hot chocolate and s’mores, and much more at Boardwalk Park. 

Stuft will be onsite offering sliders with chips for $3.  The Human Bean Coffee Truck will also be onsite with their full menu available.

Not sure where to go?  Take a look at the 2017 map​

2017 Schedule of Events 

Noon — Santa’s arrival by train at the 5th Street and Ash Street crossing

Noon – 4:30 p.m.
  • Pictures with Santa in Santa's tent at Boardwalk park (please be in line by 4 p.m. to ensure your visit)
  • Hay rides & Xcel bucket truck rides
  • Complimentary s'mores, hot chocolate and cider
  • Snowball Mayhem
  • Holiday crafts and storytelling in the Art and Heritage Center
  • Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by the Windsor Downtown Development Authority
  • Schoolhouse, Farm house and Train Depot will be open
  • Weld Food Bank holiday food drive final drop off
  • Windsor Severance Fire Rescue fire truck, Santa Cop gift drive at the Windsor Police car, and the Clearview Library District Bookmobile along north 5th Street
  • Holiday themed games from Windsor's RecMobile
  • Holiday carnival games and inflatables from Associates in Family Medicine
Noon – 1 p.m. — Paul Maley holiday music performance at Boardwalk Park

1:15 - 2 p.m. — Windsor Youth Cheer and Dance Team presentations at Boardwalk Park

2:15 - 3 p.m. — Danni Dance presentations at Boardwalk Park

3 - 5 p.m. - Frozen Princesses meet & greet around Boardwalk Park

4:45 p.m. — Tree lighting and holiday proclamation by Mayor Kristie Melendez in front of the Train Depot Museum (with cookies of course, provided by SALT)

Give Back

Donations of packaged, non-perishable items to the Weld Food Bank can be dropped off at the Windsor Community Recreation Center the week leading up to the event, November 27–30. For every item donated at the Recreation Center, donors will receive a ticket for a chance to win a VIP experience with Santa and a tour of Santa’s train at Windsor Wonderland. The winner will be contacted on Friday, Dec. 1.

During the Windsor Wonderland event, donations will also be accepted for the Weld Food Bank and the Weld County Santa Cops program. Attendees are encouraged to bring a packaged, non-perishable item for the food bank and/or a gift — new, unwrapped, and in original packaging — for the respective programs.

2017 Partners

If you are interested in sponsoring Windsor Wonderland, please contact the Event Coordinator
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All In Roofing
Bank of Colorado
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Toast Windsor
Pikes Auto Care Center
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Greeley Stampede
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The Human Bean
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Run Windsor
Traverse Christian Church
Clearview Library District
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