The annual Country Christmas celebration will once again be taking place this year in Centerville! This year’s dates will be November 29th through December 3rd. Events will start that last week in November with the main festivities to take place the first weekend in December.
The various activities will again be headed up by a variety of organizations in Centerville including the Centerville FFA, the Centerville Community Library, the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department, the Centerville Booster Club, the Centerville Arts Council, and the Centerville Development Corporation.
Country Christmas embraces the essence of the Holiday Season in a small town and has a little something for all ages to take part in and enjoy. Festivities kick off Wednesday, November 29th with Holiday Music by Kayla Nielsen. The concert will start at 6:30pm at Centerville Care and Rehab Center. A free will donation will be taken that will go towards local charities.
Friday, December 1st officially starts the Country Christmas weekend with the annual library open house and silent auction. The library will have treats and their silent auction items on display throughout the day. Then, Friday evening the library host a Family Movie Night and feature a showing of a classic holiday movie. All ages are welcome for popcorn, refreshments and a movie. Children 10 and under must be supervised by an adult.
Saturday morning December 2ndth kicks off with a pancake feed fundraiser in the school commons sponsored by the Centerville Rotary Club. The pancake feed will run from 8:00am to 1:00pm and is a free will donation. There will also be a Craft and Vender Fair in the Gold Gym from 9:00am to 1:00pm sponsored by the Centerville Boosters. The Fair will feature various crafts, products and Holiday items. To be a part of the Craft and Vendor Fair, or for more information contact Jen Eli at 605-661-4704.
Saturday’s events will continue with the Annual Kid’s Carnival at the school sponsored by the FFA. The Kid’s Carnival will run from 9:00am to 11:00am.
In the gold gym from 9:00am to 11:00am is your opportunity to get your picture taken in a holiday scene. This will be a fundraiser with all proceeding going towards the Peder Larsen Park Renovations Project.
At 11:00am the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department will again be handing out Holiday Goodie Bags from Santa for the kids. This will be located at the school commons.
During the afternoon Saturday, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Mushy’s Bowling Alley will be open for Kids Cosmic Bowling. $5 all you can bowl during the two hours.
Saturday evening will again feature the annual Meal On Broadway from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. The Senior Center will feature its annual supper fundraiser. All ages are welcome to come and enjoy a delicious supper meal.
Also on Saturday evening, the Scandia Part 2 Youth Group will be doing Hayrides from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. The rides will start at Scandia Lutheran Church where there will be treats and beverages.
Moving on to Sunday, December 3rd we will be bringing back an old favorite with the Holiday Tour of Homes. A few gracious residents have agreed to open up their homes for tours and to showcase their Christmas décor. The tours will start at the Centerville Senior Center and run from 3:00pm to 5:30pm. You can come anytime in between to receive a map of the participating homes. Cost to participate will be $7 with all proceeding to go towards the Peder Larsen Park Improvement Project. We will have Hot Chocolate and gourmet Cherry Bean Coffee available to purchase as well at registration. For more information contact Jared with the Centerville Dev. Corp at 605-940-5501. We are still accepting homes if you would like to be a stop along the tour.
And to cap off the weekend the Centerville Arts Council will again present “A Touch of Christmas”, Sunday December 3rd, 6:00pm at the Scandia Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. The event will feature a ham dinner along with Christmas entertainment for all ages to enjoy. Tickets for the dinner & entertainment are just $10. Seating and food is limited so they ask that you please purchase your tickets in advance, on or before Tuesday, November 28th. For Tickets and information on “A Touch of Christmas” please call Deb Diercks at 605-563-2780
Centerville’s Country Christmas is again shaping up to be a wonderful holiday event for the young and young at heart. We can’t wait to see everyone out and about to kick off the holiday season!