Christmas Festival FAQ

We will update this page with new information as the event draws closer

What is the Christmas Festival?

This is a once a year holiday fundraising event featuring 50 vendors & artists, lunch & snacks, activities, raffles, games & crafts for kids and adults alike, etc. 

The big man, Santa Claus, has even cleared time in his busy schedules to stop by for pictures!

The event is part shopping event for parents & kids, and part holiday fun for kids & parents. There are many very talented vendors as well as activities to keep kids entertained so bring the whole family - they will all enjoy it.

Did we mention the baked goods and raffles?!

MCS PTO Fundraising proceeds go directly back to the school to fund projects such as playground improvements, refreshing spaces throughout the school, teacher appreciation week, field day, blessed bibles for middle school students, etc.

When is the event?

Sunday, December 4th

9am - 3pm

Where will the event be located?

Right here at MCS! The event will take place throughout the entire school including hallways, gym, cafeteria and more.

I am a vendor - how do I get a booth or table at this great event?

Vendor sign registration is now closed but if you're interested in participating in next year's festival (2023), please reach out via email to the MCS PTO - Christmas Festival Coordinators.

Will there be a bad weather date?

No - the event is held entirely indoors and due to the complexity of the event and proximity to the holidays, rescheduling is not possible.

Is there a book fair presence?

Yes! The Scholastic Book Fair will be set up and run by volunteers like you. If you're interested in helping, please consider volunteering your time to the book fair here:

Do you need volunteers for the event?

Yes - please and thank you for considering donating your times to help make this large event a success! Voluneers can sign up here:  

What should I wear?

This is event is held entirely indoors and the school will be full of people and vendors so dress casually for warm weather.  Of course we LOVE to see Christmas attire so feel free to rock your favorite holiday getup!

Who can attend the event?

The event is open to the public so invite your friends, family and neighbors to this fantastic holiday experience!  

Where should I park?

Any parking spot at MCS is up for grabs! However, since the event is open to the public, it may be necessary to park in the Shaw's parking lot and walk across the bridge (there is a sidewalk for the entire walk). 

What does is cost to attend this fabulous event?

Nothing! The event itself is absolutely free. There will be many opportunities to make purchases (vendor/aritst goods, food, raffles, etc.)  

Can I get a picture with Santa?

Yes!  Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for $5 and sent to you digitally.

Is there a schedule for the event?

While the overall event will take place from 9am-3pm, various activities are scheduled throughout the event.

Santa: 12pm-2pm

Hourly Raffles: 10am-2pm (on the hour)

Stage Raffles: ~2pm

Bake Sale: 9am-3pm

Kids Crafts and Games: 9am-3pm

Gift Wrapping Station: 9am-3pm

Lunch: 11am-2pm

Book Fair: 10am-3pm

Do I need to register or purchase raffle tickets in advance?

No need to register ahead of the event - just show up when it's convenient for you!

No need to purchase raffle tickets in advance - MCS will have a table set up at the event which will be selling raffle tickets throughout the event.

If you have items you'd like to donate to the fundraising raffles, please reach out to LISA to arrange the donation.  Donation ideas range from gift cards, scratch ticktets, games, game systems (e.g. Nintendo Switch), books, etc.