Busy holiday Saturday in Galva
Here’s the complete schedule of events for Galva’s Ol’ Fashioned Christmas Saturday, Nov. 25:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Festival of Mini Wreaths at the Galva Arts Council.
View decorated wreaths, and purchase tickets for a chance to win them. Tickets also will be available during Christmas Coffeehouse at 7 p.m.
9 to 11 a.m. — Kids Ornament Make and Take at the Galva Arts Council.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Soup luncheon at the Galva Arts Council.
The cost is $5 per person.
Noon to 5 p.m. — Holiday Craft and Vendor Show at the Road Trip.
Contact Jennifer Johnson at (309) 525-5115 for more information.
1 to 4 p.m. — Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Gingerbread House in Veterans Park.
Bring your camera for photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
1 to 4 p.m. — Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at Veterans Park.
Free of charge. Sponsored by State Bank of Toulon — The Galva Banking Center.
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Make and Take Craft Mittens and Gloves at Veterans Park.
Sponsored by Harvest Pageant Royalty.
1:30 to 4 p.m. — Chocolate Walk at the Galva Arts Council.
Sponsored by the Galva girls basketball team.
4:15 p.m. — Parade lineup at the Stackhouse-Moore parking lot.
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Free hot chocolate, coffee and water at Trinity Baptist Church.
5 p.m. — Lighted Christmas Parade through downtown Galva.
Galva Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will be collecting canned goods and donations along the parade route for Galva Food Pantry.
5:30 p.m. — Lighting of Veterans Park.
Join Santa Claus as he leads the countdown to turn on the lights.
7 p.m. — Christmas Coffeehouse at the Galva Arts Council.
Live Entertainment from Shawn Cisna. He will perform a collection of Christmas music. Open mic follows at 8:30 p.m.
The Galva Pharmacy and Hathaway’s Ace Hardware and Fresh Market will be hosting open houses. The Pharmacy’s open house runs from 9 a.m. to noon, while Hathaway’s runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Letters to Santa will be accepted inside the Galva Post Office. No postage stamp is required. Include a return address to get a note back.
For more information on the Galva Chamber’s Ol’ Fashioned Christmas celebration, contact Adam Jaquet at (309) 854-3180.