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Visit the Village

Visit the Village

Join us for a holiday-themed family fun day at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Event Center. We welcome all to come by to spend the day strolling through our local vendor village, making crafts, enjoying various children's activities, food, beverages, and more!

When: Saturday, Dec.10, 2022 | 11am-4pm
Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Event Center | 25690 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016

Tickets: $10

Children ages 2 & under are free

Free Admission Opportunity: Donate a new, unwrapped gift for any age and receive free admission.

  • One gift = 1 admission
  • Your generous donation will support the Arapahoe County Human Services Partnering for the Holidays gift giving program that supports our most vulnerable and at-risk children and adults in Arapahoe County.
  • For more information please visit: arapahoegov.com/adoptafamily
Thank you in advance for helping bring joy to those in need.

General Event Information

  • Sorry, pets prohibited. Service animals only.
  • Tickets may be purchased onsite with cash or credit
  • Rain, snow, or shine event - no refunds
  • Questions? Email Fairgrounds@Arapahoegov.com

Event Highlights

  • Frosty's Fun Zone:
    • Holiday games
    • Inflatables
  • Santa's Workshop:
    • Ornaments & make-and-take crafts
  • Town Square:
    • Petting farm
    • Synthetic ice rink
    • And more!
  • Village Marketplace:
    • Local craft and artisan vendors
  • Rudolph Refreshment Zone:
    • Hot chocolate station
    • Complimentary smores
    • Adult beverages
    • Concessions
  • Santa meet-and-greet
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • SLICK-X Line model train

Gingerbread House Contest

“Home for the Holidays” Theme

Every year family and friends find their way back home to celebrate the holidays together. For this years theme "Home for the Holidays" we would love to see what you create to embrace this idea and what it means to you!

Judges will score entries based on the categories below. Winner will be announced at Visit the Village at 1p.m.

  • 1) Overall Appearance
  • 2) Originality and Creativity
  • 3) Difficulty
  • 4) Precision
  • 5) Consistency of Theme

First prize is a two-night stay with pizza and pool party at Fairfield Inn and Suites

Gingerbread houses may be dropped off Dec. 7-8, between the hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Entries submitted after 4 p.m. on Dec. 8 will not be accepted.

Sign up now and see contest rules and guidelines CLICK HERE


become a vendor today!

Visit the Village is a family-friendly event featuring local community partners coming together in a safe environment to celebrate the season of community. We are looking for local businesses and craft vendors to contribute to our Village Marketplace theme.

To sign up to be a 2022 Visit the Village Vendor, please complete the vendor form. Please direct questions to Allison at AHumphries@arapahoegov.com

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Visit the Village
Visit the Village
Dec 10, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join us for a holiday-themed family fun day at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Event Center.
General Admission $10.00
Visit the Village- Donated Item- FREE
Visit the Village- Donated Item- FREE
Dec 10, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Donate a new, unwrapped gift for any age and receive free admission. One gift = One Admission
General Admission $0.00

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

E470
Pepsi
Fitzsimons Credit Union
BNSF Railway
Applewood
Waste Management
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
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