Favorite Holiday Events Sponsored by Parks and Rec

January 2, 2018, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

Park Pulse 410

4 in 5 Americans plan to attend some type of special community event, such as a holiday light display, holiday parade or festival, this holiday season. Many of these events are organized by local park and rec agencies.

Percentage of Americans planning to attend these favorite holiday events:

40% - Holiday Light Displays

32% - Holiday Parades or Festivals

31% - New Year's Eve Fireworks Displays and Celebrations

Parents are significantly more likely than non-parents to attend any winter or holiday-themed events.

Parents - 91%

Non-Parents - 70%

Other popular events include holiday religious ceremonies, craft or food markets, Christmas tree or menorah lightings, local charity events, cultural festivals, winter sporting events and holiday-themed races or walkathons.


(c)2017 National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research  among 1,000 nationally representative Americans, ages 18+, between November 2nd and November 9th, 2017, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population 18 and older.