What do you get when you mix ugly sweaters, a horse-drawn stagecoach, BBQ ribs and a fat guy in a red suit? The Jingle Bell BBQ in downtown Mesa.
The free event, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 8, will include an amateur KCBS grilling challenge, arts and crafts, a tree lighting, live entertainment, horse carriage rides and an ugly sweater contest. Santa will also make a visit.
The Jingle Bell BBQ will be located on Macdonald between Main Street and Pepper Place. The festival is sponsored by the Downtown Mesa Association, the Boys and Girls Club, and Whiskey Ranch BBQ. It benefits the Boys and Girls Club.
For more information, please email Erica Weatherford at Erica@downtownmesa.com.