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Saturday, December 21 1-4p.m.
Our old-fashioned winter event will be blended with new family-filled holiday fun. The highlight of this year’s activities is a photo opportunity with one of Santa’s Reindeer! Stop by the bonfire to roast chestnuts and marshmallows or stay outside and play in the enchanted snow playground. Don’t worry, if there’s no snow we’ll fly it in so we’ll have some to play in! Other outdoor activities include a Yule log hunt and a hidden Christmas critter game.
After enjoying traditional activities outside, step inside to a Winter Wonderland. Stop at the “Seasonal Sweets Shop” to enjoy a cup of wassail, hot chocolate and cookies. Kids can decorate cookies first with fun holiday trimmings. Special baked holiday goods will also be available to purchase just in time for the holiday season as well as other special gift shop items. Once you’ve warmed up visit “Santa’s Workshop” to make a cinnamon applesauce ornament and other holiday crafts like a snowflake catcher and holiday garland.
Don’t forget to stop by and say hello to Mrs. Claus and Frankie the Christmas Rabbit to give him your secret Santa message. The Winter Wonderland continues with music, photo opportunities, story time, reindeer games and more!
Cost is $7 per adult and $5 per child and includes everything at the festival.
A flat family rate of $20 is available for family members of the same household.
Registration is not required. Make sure to dress for the weather. This event is sponsored by The First National Bank of Mattoon.