Tribune’s Downtown Christmas Open House

Join your friends and neighbors Friday, November 16, 2018 for Tribune’s Christmas Open House.  A full slate of festive, free activities is scheduled, sure to delight children and adults alike. Downtown stores will be open late for holiday shopping, the first clue for the Christmas Medallion hunt will be posted, and Christmas cheer will fill the air as community members enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, a free children’s movie, and much more.

Activities include:

Visit with Santa, Book Sale and Refreshments, Book Signing with Author Mary Wright. The

Greeley County Library will host Santa from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  The Library will also have a book sale and refreshments available as well as a book signing with local author Mary Wright.

Free Horse-drawn Carriage Rides. Rides will run from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. departing from DJ’s Photography & Videographics.   First FarmBank is graciously sponsoring the carriage rides.

Free Childrens Movie – The Star.  Tribune’s Star Theater will show The Star at 6:30 p.m. and will provide a free pop and popcorn to all who attend.  TBK Bank is graciously sponsoring the movie and snacks. Greeley County Schools National Honor Society (NHS) and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) will operate the theater that evening.

VFW Soup & Pie Supper.  VFW Post 7521 and the Ladies Auxiliary will host a soup and pie supper from 4:30 – 7 p.m. for a free-will donation.

VFW Craft Fair.  Hosted by the VFW Auxiliary, the Christmas Fair invites crafters, merchants, and other displays to set up booths in the north half of the VFW.   Booths are available and can be arranged by contacting Joyce Huddleston at (620) 376-8159. The Craft Fair will open its doors at 3 p.m.

Face-Painting, Popcorn & Punch. Greeley County Health Services will offer face-painting, popcorn, and punch from 5-7 p.m. at the Melven O. Kuder Senior Center.

Make-n-Take Craft, Coloring Contest, & Hot Chocolate Bar.  From 4-7 p.m., join Greeley County Recreation at the CYAT Center for a Make-N-Take Craft, a Coloring Contest, and a Hot Chocolate Bar.

Holiday Shopping Among Friends. Several local vendors will be set up in the Community Room of First Farm Bank from 4-6 p.m.

Business Specials. Downtown businesses will be running specials, some throughout the day and some in the evening.

DJ’s Photography and Videographics & Tribune Toning will have ½ price toning through November and December and will have refreshments from 4-8 p.m.

Dixon Drug will offer 20% off with free gift wrapping from 4-8 p.m. (some exclusions will apply.) Fine jewelry is 25-50% off.

– Farmer’s Daughter Mercantile will have refreshments from 4-8 p.m.

– First FarmBank will be open from 5-7 p.m. with refreshments and drawings.

– Gooch’s Foods will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and will have a Turkey Fryer Giveaway. They will host Shop & Sip from 5-7 p.m.

TBK Bank will offer refreshments from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will hold drawings during the day.

– The Community Angel Tree will be set up in the lobby of the TBK Bank. It has been moved from the hospital this year due to the construction on the facility.

– Greeley County Community Development will host Christmas Open House Christmas Bingo, cookie decorating, and have refreshments from 5-8 p.m.  Christmas Open House Bingo Cards will be available in participating businesses on November 16 and must be turned in at the Community Development office by 8:10 p.m. that evening. A drawing will be held for those cards that have Blackout Bingo and winners will receive local prizes.

-Shop Locally for Christmas Program: The Shop Locally for Christmas program will begin Friday, November 16, with the first drawing scheduled for Wednesday, November 28.

Medallion Hunt.  The first clue for the annual medallion hunt will be posted on Friday, November 16.  Clues will come out weekly after that.  Once found, the medallion must be turned in immediately to claim the $100 Greeley County Bucks prize.

If you have questions about an event or activity, please contact the organization in charge or Greeley County Community Development at (620) 376-2548.