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Surprise Party Tree Lighting
Mayor and Council attended the tree lighting ceremony to kick off the Annual Surprise Party in front of Surprise Stadium on Friday, December 3. Thank you to the community for coming out to enjoy another successful holiday celebration, and to our Surprise Parks and Recreation team for all they do to make this a Winter Wonderland in the desert.
Christmas Tree Drop-Off
Surprise is offering four Christmas tree drop-off locations for residents’ convenience. The lots are open December 27, 2021 – January 18, 2022 at the following locations:
- Bi-Centennial Park
16705 N. Nash St. (south end of the parking lot)
- Surprise Recreation Campus / Youth Baseball Complex
15795 N. Parkview Pl. (across from Valley Vista High School)
- Dick McComb Softball Park
17894 Westpark Blvd. (parking lot on corner of 180th Ave & Westpark Blvd.)
- Asante Community Park
16763 W. Vereda Solana Dr. (parking lot at the north end of the park)
Be sure to remove all decorations before dropping off trees, and place them in the designated areas only. There is a limit of two trees per household. For more information, please call 623.222.1900.
Senior Center Holiday Party
On December 17, I along with Mayor Skip Hall and Councilmembers Winters, Cline and Judd attended the Annual City of Surprise Senior Center Holiday Party at The Colonnade. This annual event to celebrate the holidays included a delicious lunch and raffles for all to enjoy. Thank you to the Surprise Senior Center for hosting such a fun event!
Surprise Spring Training Packages
Season ticket and mini-plan packages for the 2022 Spring Training Season are on sale now at SurpriseStadium.com. Each ticket option will offer unique perks, savings over the individual game ticket price, choice of the best available seating locations and exclusive access to special season ticket plan holder events and pre-sale opportunities.
- Full Season Plan – Starting at only $210
- Half Season Plan – Starting at just $105
- 7 Game Mini-Plans – Starting at ONLY $49
Surprise Ribbon Cutting
On Tuesday, December 14, I along with Mayor Hall, Vice Mayor Duffy, and Councilmembers Winters, Cline, Hastings and Judd had a great time celebrating the openings of Surprise Fire-Medical Fire Stations 304 & 308 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony! Thank you to everyone who came out for the event and to all Surprise voters who made these projects possible.
Upcoming MLK Events
The City of Surprise is excited to announce two events honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January 2022. The programs are for all ages and will include a variety of local musicians, performers and speakers.Wednesday, January 12 – MLK Musical Celebration & ReflectionsSaturday, January 15 – MLK Day of Celebration & Service
Stay up to date on these events at surpriseaz.gov/MLK
Fine Art & Wine Festival
The 10th annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival returns January 7-9, 2022. The event will take place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at Mark Coronado Park, 15960 N. Bullard Ave. Admission is $3 and is cash only.
For more information about the Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival, please contact Thunderbird Artists at 480.837.5637 or visit thunderbirdartists.com.
Sunday in the Park
Sunday in the Park returns to Mark Coronado Park in January! Join us on January 23 from 3 – 7 p.m. for live music, various food trucks, an assortment of beer and wine, and family-friendly entertainment such as bounce houses, face painting, a trackless train and more! View event details: bit.ly/3sw1lBr. Future dates are February 13 and April 3.
District 4 Community Meeting
Join me for my next monthly Community Meeting on Wednesday, January 26 at 6 p.m. at the Surprise Senior Center, located at 15832 N. Hollyhock St. Check the City website at surpriseaz.gov for updated information on my meet and greet schedule. Call or email me in the meantime with any questions or concerns you may have.
City Council Meetings
The next regularly scheduled City Council Meeting is January 4 & 18 at 6 p.m. in the City of Surprise Council Chambers. City Council meetings are now open to in-person attendance or you may tune in at surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv, the Surprise City Gov Facebook page facebook.com/cityofsurprise or on Cox channel 11 to watch the meeting live.