Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all you hold dear! The weather certainly makes it feel like the Holiday Season and several area communities are making sure there are many “Christmas-y” things to do on this coming Friday and Saturday. So dig out your snuggly, warm festive finery and make some great memories in the Northwoods!
Boulder Junction: It’s a busy weekend in Boulder Junction. Friday, November 28, starts off with the 21st Annual Craft Fair hosted by the Lioness Club from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Crafters will be selling their handmade items and lunch will be served by the Lioness Club at the Community Center. A drawing will be held for the cash raffle as well.
Once again, the Library Cookie Walk will be held at the Acorn Lodge from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on the same day. The Friends of the Boulder Junction Library will be selling a huge selection of beautiful cookies and sumptuous candies until all the goodies are sold out.
Can it be 26 years already? You betcha! Also that day, the 26th Annual Christmas Walk will fill downtown Boulder Junction with happy shoppers along the luminary-lined walkways of the brightly lit stores and businesses from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Stores will have treats for the shoppers who, later, can take an old fashioned sleigh ride. Carolers will fill the streets with Christmas music - all adding to the festivities. See the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree where Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will stop in to delight young and old alike.
On Saturday, November 29, bring the children to the Community Center where they can have lunch with Mr. and Mrs. Claus after visiting the Christmas shopping house. There will also be activities – all this from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
Eagle River – The Christmas Kickoff begins Saturday, November 29, at 1 PM. There will be the Ice Shanty Parade complete with Santa Claus from 1:00 until 2:00 PM. While shopping, hop on a sleigh ride that is being offered from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
Land O’Lakes – The Christmas Season gets off to a jolly start on Friday, November 28, from 11:00 AM until 2 PM, with its Christmas Program at the library. There will be a wonderful craft sale on hand while everyone awaits Santa’s arrival.
And you won’t want to miss Santa’s spectacular arrival the airport at 1:00 PM! He will hop onto his horse-drawn wagon as he makes his way to the town tree and then onto Santa Village, across from the library. Enjoy the hot chocolate and cookies and join in caroling while gifts are given, riding in horse-drawn wagons and lots of Holiday merriment until 2:30 PM.
Then, Saturday, November 29, beginning at 8:00AM until 11:00 AM, head over to the Gateway Lodge for Breakfast with Santa. Santa will pose for pictures with the kiddies giving parents a photo opportunity for Christmas 2014.
Need that something unique for a special Christmas gift? Shop on over at the Land O’Lakes Elementary School for the Craft Fair from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. There will also be food and refreshments available.
Minocqua – Once again the town transforms into a bustling Holiday wonderland. Beginning at 12:30 PM until 4 PM on Saturday, November 29, bring the children to have their pictures taken with Santa Claus and then walk through the Christmas Village. Join in singing Christmas carols as the town’s Christmas tree is lit.
St. Germain – The 21st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce at 6:30 PM on Saturday, November 29. Afterwards, the St. Germain Fire Department will host a visit with Santa Claus, complete with snacks at the Fire Department.
Looks like a very busy and fun weekend! Load the whole family in the car and bring your cameras for a truly spectacular time!