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Posted by: Steve Kimmel

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 – ALL DAY

  • Begin your Christmas shopping season by picking up a passport at The Party Shop, 413 N. Jefferson Street. After purchasing from local participating merchants be sure to have your passport stamped. Once you have completed five purchases, drop your passport at HomeCraft – The Art of Home, 400 N. Jefferson Street. The Chamber of Commerce will draw from the returned passports three winners. First place: $125; Second place: $75 and Third place: $50 in Chamber Bucks.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 – 10 to 11 A.M.

  • Donuts with Santa – Huntington County Historical Museum, 315 Court Street, reservations required

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 – 3 to 5 P.M.

HUNTINGTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

  • Photos with Santa Claus, compliments of Frederick’s Photography
  • Wolf & Dessaur memorial bulbs

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 – 3 to 5:30 P.M.

ARTS & ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER, 32 E. FRANKLIN STREET

  • Story time with the Grinch and Snoopy
  • Photos with Snoopy and the Grinch
  • Coloring books and crayons for the children
  • Santa’s Workshop – children can make a craft
  • Write and/or drop off ‘Letters to Santa’

THIRD BLOCK – SMITH FURNITURE

  • Pony rides and petting zoo
  • Live reindeer and alpaca

LITTLE SWEETS SPOT, 315 N. JEFFERSON STREET

  • Buddy the Elf and his girlfriend, Jovie

THE MEAL MINISTRY, 323 N. JEFFERSON STREET

  • Refreshments of hot chocolate and cookies

5TH PARLOUR, 5 E. MARKET STREET

  • Hair and face painting

CENTER BLOCK OF DOWNTOWN

  • Vendor Booths

HOMECRAFT – THE ART OF HOME, 400 N. JEFFERSON STREET

  • Gift wrapping demonstration, take & bake cookies and 6’ animatronic Santa
  • Turn in your shopping passport

THE PARTY SHOP, 413 N. JEFFERSON STREET

  • Mrs. Claus and elves
  • Pickup your shopping passport

THE FIBER ALCHEMIST, 442 N. JEFFERSON STREET

  • Visit with Christmas Belle

POLAR EXPRESS DECORATIONS

  • Walk through the Polar Express scene at the former law firm at the corner of Washington and Jefferson Streets. Stickers and bells will be handed out to the children.

FIRST BLOCK OF DOWNTOWN

  • Games – Tic Tac Toe, Lollipop Christmas Tree, Snowman Bowling, Snowman Ben Bag Toss, Snowman Can Toss and Sven Ring Toss
  • Gingerbread and Olaf photo booth for Christmas photos

ENHANCED BEAUTY AND THE DOWNTOWN SALON, 552 N. JEFFERSON STREET

  • Visit with Jasmine and Thor

BEND THE TREND BOUTIQUE & DÉCOR, 510 N. JEFFERSON STREET

  • Visit with Cindy Lou Who and her dog

NOT TO SHABBY HOME DÉCOR & DESIGN, 500 N. JEFFERSON STREET

  • Goody bags for children

BEAR & BEAK BAKERY, 44 E. PARK DRIVE, SUITE D, DOWNSTAIRS

  • Gingerbread decorating

LIVE NATIVITY SCENE

  • Evangelical United Methodist Church, Washington Street

LIME CITY BRASS

  • Live music around town

ROTARY CENTENNIAL PARK

  • Glow sticks – provided to the children just prior to the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony
  • Christmas Tree lighting ceremony – 6 p.m.