Roy City has been hosting the holiday program for over 20 years.
Our first year, we had no budget, so we reached out to the elementary schools in Roy and had the students donate a string of lights if they chose. After the first year, our Public Works and Rec Department got involved and started creating decorations for the city offices and surrounding grounds. From those simple decorations that first year, the city council budgeted for more lights and it grew to a beautiful display and celebration for all to enjoy.
We celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with a special program and Boutique on the Monday before Thanksgiving. This year it will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019.
We invite all of the elementary schools and the Boys & Girls Club to have a choir and present a 15-minute program each. They will perform on a stage set up outside, then they can go with their families to the Hope Center where we have a Holiday Craft Boutique, food trucks, and a visit with Santa where they can have their picture taken.
The program has Miss Roy and her attendants as emcee.
The schools perform throughout the night from 4:30 p.m., until 7:30 p.m. Santa arives promptly at 5:30 p.m. on a fire truck and we choose someone to turn the switch, which will illuminate the entire block that the city offices are on.
At the boutique, visitors can buy homemade items for Christmas gifts. The food trucks are there for families to have a meal as they watch their children perform and shop.
The Boys & Girls Club also sells hot chocolate and donuts and the proceeds go toward running the club.
The decorations and lights are a beautiful and exciting sight to see for the whole family!