City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks
Tomorrow is one of my favorite nights of the year in Grinnell. Jingle Bell Holidayis an evening when our downtown sidewalks are filled with people, there are horse-drawn carriage rides circling the block, families are out enjoying treats and crafts, and all the shops are decked out for the holidays.
Jingle Bell Holiday activities are from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow night (Friday) and I hope you will come downtown and take part. Dozens of businesses and organizations have things planned for the evening. There is a chance of snow, but that won't get in our way. If anything, snowflakes in the air will make it feel that much more festive. There will be plenty of hot cocoa, cider and other refreshments to help you warm up as you make your way through downtown.
Here's a quick look at what's scheduled:
All Night (5:00 - 8:00) - Open houses and activities at businesses, winter farmers market, photos with Santa, free gift wrapping, and more.
5:15 - The official tree lighting by Mayor Canfield, with caroling and dancing by Michelle's Dance Academy
5:30-8:00 - Free carriage rides through downtown
6:00 - The Amazing Chase Scavenger Hunt