Communities, churches and organizations have filled the calendar with the following holiday events.
Many of the activities listed will take place this Saturday and Sunday
Denison High School FCCLA
Senior Citizen Holiday Meal
- Thursday, November 29
- 4:30-6:30 p.m.
- High school cafeteria
- Free to senior citizens and their traveling companions
- Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, dinner rolls, dessert
- Sponsored by Crawford County Memorial Hospital
26th annual St. Rose of Lima Holiday Extravaganza
- Saturday, December 1, 7-11:30 a.m.
- St. Rose of Lima Parish Center, Denison
- Over 70 kinds of Christmas cookies and candies available to purchase
- Numerous booths of holiday vendors
Santa Claus Day in Schleswig
- Saturday, December 1, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Schleswig Community Building
- Craft show with 40 tables of craft and craft-related and vendor items
- 4-H Club bake sale
- UCC Church lunch at 9 a.m.
- Santa arrives mid-morning
6th Annual Manilla Christmas Market Vendor & Craft Fair
- Saturday, December 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Over 150 tables in three locations: Manilla Memorial Hall, Manilla Gym, Manilla Fire Department
- See over 400 Christmas animated in the basement of Memorial Hall
- Santa and Mrs. Claus and free treats, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Jim & Jolene Whiting’s Christmas Open House
- 23 Date Street, Schleswig
- Saturday and Sunday
- December 1 and 2 1-10 p.m.
- No admission charged
- Free bars and coffee served
- 21 decorated Christmas trees, 18’ Christmas tree with over 800 ornaments
- Department 56 lighted villages, houses and animated characters
- Collectibles, crafts, Christmas wreaths, tour of home
Last weekend for Hobby Holiday at the McHenry House
- Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2, from 1-4 p.m. Free admission
- Sponsored by the Crawford County Historical Society
Classic movies at the Donna Reed Theater
- The Donna Reed Foundation will show the following two classic movies during the holiday season at the Donna Reed Theater. Admission is $2.
- Sunday, December 2, 1 p.m.: “Holiday Inn” starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire
- Friday, December 14, 7 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” starring Chevy Chase
The Glory of Christmas, a celebration of Christ’s birth
- Our Savior Lutheran Church
- Saturday, December 1, 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 2, 9 a.m.
32nd Annual Ron Kuhlmann Memorial Farm Toy Show
- Sunday, December 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Charter Oak Community Building
- Free-will donation for admission
- All proceeds go toward Charter Oak Achievement Days
Christmas Shopping Extravaganza
- Charter Oak School gymnasium
- Sunday, December 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Lunch served by Charter Oak Achievers as a fundraiser
- Christmas photo sessions available
Dow City’s 10th annual Hometown Christmas Celebration, “Past, Present & Future”
- Saturday, December 8
- • 10 a.m., kids’ shopping at Community Building
- • 10 a.m.-2 p.m., vendor fair at Dow House
- • 1 p.m., sign-up for beard contest at Dow City Community Center
- • 2-4 p.m., quilt show at city hall
- • 2-4 p.m., kids’ arts and crafts, Dow City Fire Hall
- • 3-4:30 p.m., kids’ games and cookie decorating at city maintenance shed
- • 3 p.m., cookie walk at community building, hot chocolate bar
- 4 p.m., Santa will visit community building, photography shop
- 4-6 p.m., soup and sandwiches at the community building
- 6 p.m., Christmas parade on Main Street
- 7 p.m. “Un-uttered,” 4-act play at Dow City School
- Sunday, December 9
- 3 p.m., “Un-uttered,” 4-act play at Dow City School
Free showing of “The Santa Clause” on December 8 in Denison
- The Chamber and Development Council of Crawford County announced that the free showing of “The Santa Clause” on Saturday, December 8.
- Families from across the area are invited to partake in the fun holiday tradition at the Donna Reed Theater.
- After the movie, Santa will read the classic book “The Night Before Christmas” to all in attendance.
- Children will then get the chance to share their Christmas wish lists with Santa and Mrs. Claus and they will also receive a bag of goodies.
- The movie will begin at 1 p.m. and Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive immediately after the movie.
- The event will conclude when all the children have had a chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
- Many Denison merchants will be open for shopping needs, before and after the movie.