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.