Christmas in Wellington starts out with a bang Thursday and continues through Sunday

first_imgby Amber Schmitz, Sumner County — The weekend is fast approaching and there is a plethora of activities across Sumner County. Continue to check on the Sumner Newscow Christmas Calendar which will be updated regularly throughout the Christmas season. Also, don’t forget. Shop locally first!On Thursday, many local businesses will be hosting open houses, including after hours open houses at Mill Creek Lumber and Hobbs Mechanical from 5 to 7 p.m. Wellington Services/Catholic Charities will be hosting an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. as well. Family Hair Parlor and Sears will hold an open house from 1 to 7 p.m.A grand opening ribbon cutting will be held for Friends for Charity on Thursday at 11 a.m. at 109 E. Harvey. They have made over 100 quilts for Veterans in the Veterans Home and burp cloths for Birthline.The Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring an Elf on the Shelf promotion Dec. 3-23. Various businesses will  host the elf, and children who find it will receive a prize.A Christmas parade, sponsored by the Sumner County Moms, will be held at 5 p.m. Friday downtown, with a Christmas lighting ceremony taking place directly after in Heritage Park. Float judging will begin at 4 p.m. Nothing may be thrown from floats or moving vehicles, but parade walkers are welcome to pass out treats. Christmas parade entries are free.Santa will arrive on the official Chamber float. Following the tree lighting, Santa will be available to visit with inside Memorial Auditorium, and Mrs. Claus will read stories to the children. There will also be a letter writing station for kids to write letters to Santa. Pictures with Santa will be free. The Hillside Baptist Church will be providing carolers for the event.Also on Friday is CornerBank’s open house from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with refreshments available.The First Friday Art Walk will take place Friday from 5-7 p.m. Downtown retail stores will be open late for the convenience of shoppers.The Ugly Sweater 5K will be held Saturday morning at 10 a.m., with proceeds to benefit Summer Meals on Wheels for Kids and the Wellington FFA Chapter. The race will begin at the First United Methodist Church, where a chili feed will be held for participants following the race.The Downtown Open House will be held Saturday, with businesses serving refreshments.Santa Saturday will be held at the Wellington Recreation Center from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Children will get their pictures taken with Santa by Susan’s Portrait Designs until 9:45 a.m., and a breakfast of french toast and sausage will be served, followed by a Christmas craft.At noon on Saturday, the Simply Elite Dance Studio will be holding a hot chocolate and gift wrapping fundraiser in Memorial Auditorium. At 2 p.m., a dance performance, “Christmas From The Heart,” will take place there.A free Christmas movie matinee, “The Santa Clause,” will be held at the Regent Theater at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free with a donation to the food bank.The Wellington High School choir will be presenting “A Crusader Carol” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the high school.Festivities will continue Sunday as the holiday home tour “Christmas Around the Town” will be presented by Beta Sigma Phi. They will also be having a silent tree auction.The Catholic Church youth choir will perform at 3 p.m. at St. Anthony’s on Sunday. The First United Methodist Church bell choir will bring an end to the weekend festivities with the performance beginning at 4 p.m.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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