We believe community involvement is so important, we made it our mission. As the Community Services Department, it is our duty, and also a privilege, to serve our community. Being involved with our community is all about building relationships: with the community, with business leaders, with area businesses, and most importantly, with the citizens of those communities.

Please contact the Special Events Coordinator, Melissa Houtz at 951-674-3124 ext. 292 for more information about any of the community events listed, or to inquire about an application to host your own event.

Volunteers are an important part of many events; if you would like to volunteer, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 951-674-3124 ext 290. Teens, ages 15 years or older, may volunteer for Special Events earning community service hours required for graduation. 

WINTER 2017 EVENTS

Winterfest

December 2, 2017

4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Downtown Main Street.

Our annual Winterfest event will now be held in Historic Downtown Lake Elsinore. Families will enjoy a holiday parade, bouncers, kids crafts, sled runs, cultural and musical entertainment, visits with Santa, crafters, shopping and dining with both restaurants and food vendors. Best parking is along Spring St or in the lot at Heald Ave and Main St across from the Cultural Center. This event reaches four downtown blocks from Heald Ave to City Park, offering low cost or free activities for the whole family. Please contact Melissa Houtz at (951) 674-3124 ext. 292 for more information on this event.

View Winterfest Flyer

Are you interested in being a vendor?

View Merchandise Vendor Packet

View Non-Profit Vendor Packet

*we are currently full for food vendors. 

Don't forget about our holiday parade! 

View Parade Packet

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Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 9 at Fire Station 85, 29405 Grand Ave

Saturday, December 16 at Fire Station 97, 41725 Rosetta Canyon Dr

This event is fun for the whole family! Please join us for a yummy pancake and sausage breakfast and crafts for the kids. Have your family photo taken with our local firefighters and our guest of honor, Santa! Reserve your spot by calling or visiting the Lake Community Center or online at                                  www.lake-elsinore.org/SpecialEvents. Tickets are $8.00 per person and breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m.

 View Breakfast with Santa Flyer

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Dinner with Santa

December 9, 2017

Fire Station 97, 41725 Rosetta Canyon Dr

Come celebrate the holiday season with a nachos dinner at Fire Station 97 with the local firefighters and Santa! Don't forget to bring your cameras! Reserve your spot by calling or visiting the Lake Community Center or online at www.lake-elsinore.org/SpecialEvents. Tickets are $8.00 per person and dinner starts at 5:00 p.m.

View Dinner with Santa Flyer 

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Dinner with Santa

December 9, 2017

Fire Station 97, 41725 Rosetta Canyon Dr

Warm up your legs before the holidays! This 5K Run/Walk is free for all and fun for the whole family. We encourage you to dress up as your favorite holiday character or tradition, the ideas are limitless! Registration will take place the morning of the event.

View Santa Dash Flyer