SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --
The 50th Force Support Squadron is hosting the annual Children’s Holiday Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the base fitness center.
“The children’s Holiday Fest is a four-hour event for Schriever families to celebrate the holidays, to relax and have a good time with free entertainment and events,” said Eric McCullough, 50th FSS community cohesion coordinator.
McCullough said the unit is expecting more than 1,200 people to attend the annual event and the event caters to younger children and their families. However, there is no age limit to the event and any member of Team Schriever can attend.
“Building resilience starts individually but families have a huge impact on that,” he said. “This event isn’t only for the Airmen but for the families. You can bring out your kids and have a good time, this is an event that can help recharge our force.”
The event will feature hot chocolate and complimentary cookies offered and food trucks will be available if families would like to purchase food.
“We’re hoping this year is bigger and better than ever before,” said Nichole Clairmont, 50th FSS sponsorship coordinator. “We’re going to have more events for kids to participate in and enjoy.”
The attractions at the event include:
- DJ Phoenix
- Face painting
- Balloon artists
- Caricature artists
- Petting zoo with goats, sheep and rabbits
- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo small critter exhibit
- Pony rides
- Food trucks
- Archery booth
- Photo booth
Additionally, a superhero will be at the event from 10a.m. – noon and Santa will be there from noon – 2 p.m.
Children will also be able to make crafts at Santa’s workshop to include an elf picture frame and a miniature Christmas tree ornament.
“We plan to have some contests for prizes, we plan to have an ugly sweater contest, superhero costume contest and a Christmas tree dress up contest where contestants will have two minutes to dress someone as a Christmas tree,” Clairmont said.
Every family will receive a free ornament at the event. There will also be a prize giveaway, prizes include a T.V. and gift cards.
The squadron hosts four major events every year: Summer Slam, Children’s Holiday Festival, Breakfast with the Bunny and Oktoberfest to build resilience among Airmen and their families.
For more information on the Children’s Holiday Festival, other FSS supported events and for information on how to volunteer, contact McCullough at 719-567-2525.