Santa & Mrs. Claus are stars of Courtney Christmas Fest

There’s no doubt who are the stars at Courtney Christmas Festival this weekend.

Santa and Mrs. Claus are unquestionably the stars of the 20th Annual Camp Courtney Christmas Festival this weekend, and whether the stockings have been hung with care, MCCS is ready to help Santa to spread some holiday cheer from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Camp Courtney Commissary/PX complex. Santa and Mrs. Claus will hand out gifts from their sleigh starting 3:45 p.m. on both days in this free event geared to all ages.

A whole slew of Santa’s helpers will also be present.

The Courtney Christmas and Holiday Festival welcomes service members, their families and local Japanese to partake in all the festivities. There will be interactive game booths, free entertainment, delicious cultural foods and seasonal treats.

Live music performances start at 7 p.m. on both days. The Groove and Family and Civilian Skunk rock the crowd on Saturday while KLUSO and Suzu & Twin Cross take care of entertainment on Sunday. For more information on all the free entertainment including the kids carnival please visit

In the spirit of giving, MCCS will be giving away plenty of prizes for everyone during this year’s festival. One lucky winner will win roundtrip tickets from Tokyo to the U.S. courtesy of America Airlines. SOFA personnel 18 and older can sign up at the American Airlines booth from 2 to 6 p.m. both days. There will also be plenty of toy giveaways courtesy of our sponsors Mattel, American Foreign Services Protective Agency, BAE Systems and the Okinawa Enlisted Spouses Club.

So, join MCCS for a very Merry Christmas this year at Camp Courtney. Admission to the festival is free and open to all SOFA and local nationals but pets, bottles, outside alcohol or coolers must be left home as none of those items are allowed to the festival grounds. Picture I.D. is required at the gate.

For more information about the 2013 Courtney Christmas & Holiday Festival , contact MCCS Special Events at 645-5828, make contact with us on FaceBook at or visit MCCS online at

15:37 15 Jun , 2024