Communities in the coverage area of The Times-Sentinel, Star-Argosy and Haysville Sun-Times are hosting Christmas events this Saturday, Dec. 1. Here’s a look at what’s happening in each of our towns.
Argonia’s 2018 Santa Day & Craft Fair will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Argonia Community Center, 114 W. Walnut.
The public is invited to shop with local vendors and crafters from 1 to 4 p.m. Santa Claus will be available for photos and gift requests from 2 to 4 p.m.
From 4:30 to 6 p.m., a meal will be served, with proceeds benefiting Argonia After Prom. Stick around until 6 p.m. for a performance by the Argonia High School choir, and a tree lighting ceremony.
The Cheney Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors Come Home For Christmas, 3-7 p.m. along Cheney’s Main Street and at Cheney United Methodist Church.
New this year, many businesses are participating in a Tree Festival, decorating trees that can be purchased in a silent auction.
Trees are on display now through Dec. 1. A brochure with a complete list is available at City Hall, or check the Come Home For Christmas Facebook page.
From 3 to 5 p.m., Cheney United Methodist Church hosts No Room at the Inn, a display of unique nativity scenes from around the world.
From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Hank Is Wiser Brewery will host Santa Claus, and horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered along Main Street. Citizens State Bank will host cookie decorating sponsored by the PTO.
Also from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., visit local businesses and the Cheney Public Library for refreshments, prize drawings, bake sales, discounts and contests.
At 6 p.m., dinner will be served at the Farm Bureau Building, with bingo to follow at 7 p.m.
Christmas Comes to Clearwater on Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m.
From 5 to 7 p.m., the Lions Club will serve hot cider and popcorn outside City Hall. Train rides up and down Ross Avenue will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m.
At 5:20 p.m., the Rev. Joe Eash will deliver an invocation in front of City Hall, and coloring contest winners will be announced. Student performances in front of City Hall start at 5:30 p.m., and Santa will arrive by fire truck at 6 p.m. Visits with Santa start at 6:15 p.m.
Clearwater First Baptist Church will host a chili and hot dog feed from 5 to 7 p.m., and face painting from 5 to 8 p.m. From 6 to 7 p.m., the church will present a living nativity, weather permitting. The Clearwater High School jazz band will perform at the church from 6 to 8 p.m.
Also from 6 to 8 p.m., Church of the Nazarene will host Winter Wonderland.
Santa will be taking gift requests and pictures in Conway Springs at CLG Photography, located at 101 W. Spring Avenue, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Children may get professional photos taken at the studio, or parents are welcome to take their own.
The Garden Plain High School KAY Club presents a craft fair, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school.
The event will feature dozens of vendors and crafters selling handmade crafts, clothing, jewelry and more.
Admission is free. The Nest will be open for refreshments. Santa Claus will visit the Nest from 1 to 2 p.m.
Babysitting will be provided by CYM from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Anthony Hall, 615 N. Main Street.
The City of Goddard’s Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Goddard Public Library, 201 N. Main Street.
The free event will include a visit from Santa and plenty of cookies and hot chocolate.
The Haysville Historic Committee invites friends and neighbors to the Village Christmas Celebration on Dec. 1 from 4 to 9 pm at W. W. Hays Village Historic Park, 200 S. Main.
Organized by the Haysville Historic Committee in conjunction with the City of Haysville, Haysville Masonic Lodge, Haysville PRIDE and others, the Village Christmas Celebration is one of the most anticipated events of the holiday season. Many activities offered are free.
Horse-drawn carriage rides, pictures with Santa, live music, and many other holiday-themed activities will help attendees get into the Christmas spirit.
Explore the Historic District to find kids crafts, along with refreshments, at the Community Building. The Haysville Community Library plays host to an elaborate model train display, and offers live music and hot apple cider.
The Masonic Lodge will open its doors from 4 to 7 p.m. for a silent auction, plus a bicycle raffle and grab bag sales. The lodge will also host a soup and chili feed, 4-7:30 p.m.
No Christmas celebration would be complete without a lighting ceremony, so join Mayor Bruce Armstrong, Haysville PRIDE and others at PRIDE Park Fountain (northeast corner of Main and Grand) as they light up the city at 5:30 p.m. Santa will be available for visits with children following the lighting until 9 p.m.
Local Girl Scouts will collect canned food donations.
For more information on the Village Christmas Celebration, contact the city at 316-529-5900.