Holiday traditions do not just happen at home. Annually many families head to parks in their community to enjoy popular holiday events, such as a holiday light display, holiday parade or festival, craft or food markets, New Year’s Eve celebrations, and even to get in that themed run. Park and recreation agencies play a huge role in bringing the community together during this festive time of year.

Key Findings

  • 91 percent of parents will attend a holiday-themed event in their community
  • 79 percent of Americans overall will attend a holiday-themed event in their community
  • The three most popular events this holiday season are holiday light displays (40 percent attending), holiday parades or festivals (32 percent attending) and New Year’s Eve fireworks displays and celebrations (31 percent attending).


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