Event Description

Experience the season with sparkle and shine at the inaugural IllumiNATION Holiday Festival, a new multicultural family celebration at District56. Elf yourself and join a holiday fun run or enter the beloved Holiday of Lights Parade at its new location.

Bring your family and friends to the City's first official tree lighting and shop amongst the holiday peddlers and get into the holiday spirit!

Running of the Elves is a 5K (3.1 mile) run or walk. Proceeds will benefit the Elk Grove Youth Sports Foundation. 

On Saturday, December 7:

  • Registration and bib pick up opens at : 3:00 pm 
  • 5K Run/Walk start: 4:30 pm
  • Parade of Lights: 6:00pm
  • Tree Lighting 7:30pm 

Entry to Running of the Elves includes a Finisher's Medal which doubles as an ornament. An optional technical long-sleeve t-shirt (both men's and women's cuts) is available for $8, which you can add on when you register. 


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