There’s a First Time for Everything!!

There’s a First Time for Everything!!

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BY: RACHEL SMITH

*NOTE: Due to weather, Christmas by the Lake will be held December 8th & 9th.*

It’s definitely not our first rodeo hosting the epic holiday celebration, Christmas by the Lake!  After the Festival of Trees kicks off a weekend of family fun, you can expect all your favorite activities to be back by popular demand.

Dicken’s characters will stroll the streets.  There will be a multitude of chances for family fun with horse-drawn carriage ride, or maybe you’ll visit Santa’s house in City Park.  Don’t forget about the lighted parade followed by fireworks over the lake!  Its beauty and wonder all wrapped up in one!

If the cold weather starts to infiltrate your bones, never fear, because Farmer’s State Bank will warm you up with complimentary popcorn and hot chocolate from 2-4:30pm!  Oh… and if you bring a non-perishable food item to donate, you can see a matinee of Smallfoot at Lake Theatre at 11AM FOR FREE both Saturday and Sunday!!!

However, you MUST bring a food item to donate – or no movie for you!  Sorry, but rules are rules and the Lake Theatre is being abundantly generous and kind in this act.  Be a gem and don’t ruin it by just walking in with no donation.

**Said in my sternest mom-voice**

But what you may notice as a new, added bonus this year is something that’s never been done in Clear Lake before.  Inspired by Ashley & Shea Coleman (owners of Be Wellness/Simply Nourished) during their worldly travels, there will be an outdoor holiday market along N 3rd Street.  This European-style market will be reminiscent of the sights, sounds and smells you’d experience overseas… but with its own local flair.

This unique Christmas Market will be open from 11-3 and will feature lunch options, mulled cider and wine, and an assortment of exceptional gifts, candies and baked goods.

AWESOME!!!

So what exactly can you expect?  Well, here’s a vendor list for you!

Kettle Corn

South Shore Donuts

G Zue Kids Clothing

Scott Family Needlework

Red Shed Gardens Bakes Goods

P&P Honey and Bee Products

Joia Food Farm

Grand View Beef

Katie Casey Designs Plants & Wreaths

Coco Roo Naturals Lotions

Brown Family Bakes Goods

Lake Theatre Popcorn

Apothecary Bath Body Products

Trades of Hope Fair Trade Gifts

Lost Lake Farms Artisanal Cheese

Woody’s Hotdogs

Mossycup Farms

Sarah’s Sweet & Treats

Journey Health Center

Art on the Plaza

 

Also on the sidewalk by Simply Nourished will be:

The Chocolate Season

Bootstrap Coffee

Café Mir

Simply Nourished

 

Seriously, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up that extra-special gift for Christmas!  I know I have a few people on my list I’ll be able to cross off after Saturday.  Hooray!

For a complete listing of the Chamber’s Events for Christmas by the Lake, click HERE.

I can’t wait to see you all at the Lake this weekend!  It’s going to be MAGICAL.

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