Festivities begin at 2 p.m. with the traditional Christmas
parade. See Santa and his elves pull through the streets of downtown
Minier, along with decorated horses, antique cars and tractors, and
many other proud parade participants.
Following the parade, linger
about to enjoy a variety of old-fashioned holiday entertainment:
Attractions at the
firehouse -- VIP reception, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, story
time, jugglers, clowns and festive music performed by local
musician David Berchtold
Vendor fair at the
old pharmacy on Main Street and corner gas station -- Shop for
those on your Christmas list from a variety of local crafters
and home-based businesses. Support local fundraising
organizations as well as local businesses that will be
exhibiting between 2:45 and 5 p.m. Dogs are welcome to come and
visit local groomer Tina Berube, who will be trimming dogs'
nails at her vendor booth in the corner gas station.
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The annual tree
lighting will take place at 4:30 at Veterans Park, followed by
prize category winners.
Soup dinner to
benefit Minier Relay For Life will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at
the St. John's United Church of Christ.
Horse and wagon
rides for the whole family
Kettle corn to
nibble on throughout the stroll
So bundle up the family and join Minier in welcoming the season
For information on participation, contact Carolyn Hansen at
[Community news release; LDN]