Special Events

For more information on any of the below events, please stop by the Community Services & Recreation Department at 8200 Westminster Blvd., call us at (714) 895-2860 or email us at csronline@westminster-ca.gov.

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL The Keep America Beautiful Program takes place in April. Westminster residents, businesses and schools are invited to improve the looks, vitality and economic integrity of their community by beautifying their surroundings in ways that make a huge difference. The annual “Adopt a Park” program offers an opportunity for citizens, youth organizations, churches and service clubs to adopt a park of their choice and give a sprucing up on Saturday, April 22, 2017. 


FLAG DAY  Our annual Flag Day Celebration is held in the Civic Center located at 8200 Westminster Blvd. The event includes patriotic music and remarks. Refreshments will be served and families are encouraged to bring their children to this meaningful patriotic event. This year's event will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.


SUMMER CONCERT SERIES On Thursday nights in the summer the Civic Center Sunken Gardens is the place to be. The community can enjoy a variety of free concerts beginning July 20th through August 10th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Concertgoers may bring a picnic dinner or enjoy the delicious food items sold at the concert venue.

2017 Schedule:
To be announced soon!


SAFETY DAY  Each summer, Community Services and Recreation Department hosts the annual Public Awareness Safety Day at Sigler Park, 7200 Plaza St. This free educational event will be held Thursday, July 20, 2017  from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will provide children and their families an opportunity to become familiar with the City’s safety staff and services. The event will also feature demonstrations by the Westminster Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority. For further information, please call the department at 714.895.2860.


DIA DE LA FAMILIA  Hosted annually by the Westminster City Council, this “Day of the Family” provides an opportunity for residents and surrounding communities to participate in a cultural celebration of family and friends. The event is held at Sigler Park, 7200 Plaza Street, on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.


TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Join us on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center Sunken Gardens for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. We will light the tree, sing carols, restock the “food closets” for the needy, and of course...be visited by Santa Claus himself. Please join the City in this joyful holiday event.


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Santa Claus will make a special trip to Westminster on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. to have breakfast with children and their families.  After a visit with Santa, enjoy a morning of arts and crafts.  This event is a tradition with many local families and reservations sell out quickly.  

WRITE A LETTER TO SANTA Children are invited to write a letter to Santa, and receive a personally answered response!  Each year, more than 500 letters are received and answered.  Send your letter by December 15, 2017 to: Santa c/o Westminster Community Services & Recreation Department 8200 Westminster Blvd. Westminster, CA 92683 Be sure to include a return address!

HOLIDAY DECORATING DISPLAY        Westminster's neighborhoods are full of beautifully decorated homes for the holiday season. Add your address to the list of festive homes adorned with personal touches of Christmas. To add your home to the Holiday Home Decorating list please email us a digital photo of your home and your address.