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Friday, November 7, 2008

Holiday events on tap in Saline

There are some great family events going on in Saline in the coming weeks. Here's the list we recently received from the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce:

33rd Annual Holiday Parade & Holiday Week in Saline

Presented by the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, December 6 – Parade Day

~ Shuttle Busses run between Busch’s Shopping Center and Downtown 4:30-8:30pm

(except during Parade)

~ “Hustle & Bustle” Downtown before Parade – Antique Circus Calliope, Carolers &

Street Entertainment, Hot Chocolate & Goodies at various locations

~ Holiday Parade Downtown 5:30pm “A Nostalgic Saline Christmas” with Floats,

Bands, Baton Twirlers, Unicyclists, Roller Derby Girls, Dance Groups, Hot Air Balloon,

Antique Circus Calliope, Train Boxcar, Mrs. Claus, Horses, Donkeys, Goats, Dogs, and

Santa arriving in his Sleigh

~ Saline Chamber Grocery Raffle Winning Tickets drawn when Santa arrives

~ Santa’s Village at Beanstalks Play Café after Parade – Photo with Santa and

Visit with Mrs. Claus & Elves, Stocking of Goodies for Kids

~ Saline Fiddlers Performance at Union School 7-8pm

December 6 thru December 13 - 3rd Annual “Holiday Shopping Rewards Program”

Save your Downtown Shopping receipts during Holiday Week and get special rewards!

A customer loyalty appreciation program hosted by the Downtown Merchants Association.

Details: Spotted Dog Winery, Pineapple House, Cobblestone Rose, Beanstalks,

Saturday, December 13 – “Treasure Trail to Santa” 10am-1:30pm

Kids start at Carol’s Hallmark to pick up treasure map and go on an excursion

through the shops at Busch’s Shopping Center to find Santa.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Photo w/Santa, Elves,

Stilt-Walking Juggler, Entertainment, Merchant Favors

Holiday Week Activities

Nov. 24 - Santa’s Mailbox Downtown available to Kids

Nov. 30 - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Downtown 5pm

Dec. 5 - Moonlight Craft Show at Saline Middle School 5-11pm

Dec. 7 - “Homes for the Holidays” Historic District Tour 1-4pm (W. Henry St.)

Dec. 7 - Fiddlers ReStrung at Saline High School 2pm benefiting “Toys 4 Tots”

Dec. 7 – New Horizons Band Annual Holiday Concert at Methodist Church 3:30pm

Dec. 7-12 - Santa’s Village at Beanstalks Play Cafe 6-8pm (Sun. 4-6pm)

Dec. 12 - “Giant Stocking” Drawing (Goodies from local merchants - 5 lucky winners!)

Dec. 13 - Two Twelve Arts Center Holiday Show & Sale 10am-5pm

Dec. 13 & 14 - “1930s Christmas” at Rentschler Farm Sat. 12-5pm, Sun. 1-4pm

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