Public Works Facility Hosts Letters to Santa

Yakima Parks and Recreation is offering its fourth annual drive-thru Letters to Santa event at the City’s Public Works facility, 2301 Fruitvale Boulevard, on Saturday, December 9th, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

The free event features music, Yakima Christmas Trucks and a special mailbox for letters to Santa. Lighted features will include Christmas-themed inflatable displays. While supplies last, there will be treats available for children, such as candy, gloves and small activity sets. Mrs. Claus will greet cars as they arrive at the mailbox to drop off their letters to Santa.

Parks and Recreation staff emphasize drivers and passengers need to remain in their vehicles while proceeding through the event.

In addition, drivers are asked to proceed on the following route (see map below):

  • Approach the Public Works facility off of 16th Avenue on to J Street heading west.
  • Turn left on 21st Avenue
  • Turn right on Fruitvale Boulevard
  • Turn right into the Public Works parking lot.
  • After driving through the event, exit the parking lot and turn right on Fruitvale Boulevard

Signs will direct traffic. Police will be on site to assist with traffic flow. Those not participating in the event are encouraged to avoid the area if possible due to potential traffic delays. Participants approaching from the west on Fruitvale Blvd will be directed to turn left on 20th Ave, left on J Street and left on 21st Ave.

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