Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Walk Activities, Nov. 30 6-9 p.m.

Christmas Walk List of Events

Pictures with Santa -- At the Mini Mall on east First Street. Get your picture with Santa and take a slide like in the classic movie A Christmas Story.

The Great Snowball Drop -- corner of First and Ottawa, with more than $1,000 in cash and prizes. Sponsored by Dixon Paint Company, ACE Hardware and Dixon Tourism. Top prize is a $500 shopping spree. A chance at winning gift certificates and prizes from: Casey's General Store, Do It Best, Waterfront Gifts, Frameworks, Crystal Cork, Trein's Jewelry, Next Picture Show, Dixon Tourism and many more! More than 2,000 bags of Jelly Belly's to be handed out!

Horse and Wagon Rides -- loading at Town Square Center

Community Caroling -- 8 p.m. at the corner of First and Hennepin. Join in with local choirs as we sing classic holiday songs!

50/50 Raffle -- Annual Christmas Walk Raffle. Tickets are $5 each or a 5 for $20. Last year's winner took home $3,500. Tickets available at our raffle booth by Books on First or at Venier's Jewelry.

Blacksmith Demonstrations -- John Deere Historic Site Blacksmith Rick Trahan will be set up across from Venier's Jewelry demonstrating his art.

Live Reindeer -- Come see Santa's reindeer by Mama Cimino's on Peoria Ave.

Loveland Community House Open House  -- All our rooms will be open to walk through, to reintroduce Loveland to the Dixon community. An open art tour of all the paintings featuring many well known local artists will be hosted by the Phidean Art Club. The Eastman School of Dance will also have a dance presentation with selections from the Nutcracker Suite.Our Museum will also be open for all to get a glimpse of Dixon's colorful history, as well as coffee, hot cider, munchies and live music in our Ladies Lounge. Feel free to make use of our large parking lot and make LCH your first or last stop on your walk.

T's Lil Orbits Mini Donut Fundraiser of St. Anne's School -- at the corner of First and Hennepin throughout the night.

Camp Reynoldswood -- Free refreshments and learn about the great programs at Camp Reynoldswood -- corner of First and Hennepin

Live Nativity by the First United Methodist Church -- Located on Hennepin Ave by Bill & Dick's Barbershop, come and see the live Nativity in celebration of Christmas

Kitzmans' Warming Center -- located at the corner of First and Hennepin

Cliff's Cider Donuts -- on First Street near the Dollar Store.

DHS Madrigals -- catch them as they walk through the downtown

Rock River Valley Barbershoppers -- stopping at several business, including Next Picture Show at 7 p.m.

Midland States Bank -- Free hot chocolate, cookies and more! Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home volunteers on hand with gifts from the Boyhood Home Visitor's Center.

Next Picture Show -- Sauk Valley Bank will be co-sponsoring with KSB and Wal-Mart to have gingerbread men cookie decorating for the kids with lots of give-a-ways. Also, a musical performance by Kathy Cecchetti singing Christmas songs for everyone.

US Bank Cookie Ladies -- The traditional Cookie and Bake Sale will take place throughout the night!

Fifth Third Bank -- Jeremy the Amazer featuring his famous balloon animals.

Lee County Geneaological Society -- See the great Lionel Train racing on its tracks in the front window. Stop in for treats.  

Ginko Tree Cafe --serving teas, coffee, mulled cider, hot chocolate, gourmet pizza slices, ginger bread, and cookies or brownies.  We are having live music by Jay VonBruchhaeuser and Nate Gordon from 6-9. We will have a drawing for free tea, lunch, classes and other goodies

Griffin Computer -- Stop in for treats and enter the iPad raffle.

Venier's Jewelry -- Refreshments. Get your 50/50 raffle tickets here.

Sherwin Williams -- Hot Wheels Races throughout the night. Watch the cars race the mega track!

Audio Video -- Treats, refreshments, and enter the drawing for a great prize.

Marceille's -- Make your own reindeer food to give to Santa's friends on Christmas Eve

C&N Supply -- Cookie Decorating throughout the night.

J&J Household Furniture -- Give-aways and refreshments

Democratic Headquarters -- Chestnuts Roasting!

Trein's Jewelry -- Refreshments.

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