Event: Christmas In the Valley

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Event Flyer

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Description: Families can start a new Christmas tradition at Bates Nut Farm with the 3rd annual “Christmas in the Valley” presented by Tri-City Medical Center. The event kicks off Friday evening, December 13th at 4:00. Santa arrives by fire truck at 5:30, and at 6:00 the Christmas tree lights go on. The event will feature live entertainment, storytelling, Christmas carols and a Polar Express Hay Ride to visit Santa, all free of charge. Valley View Casino will give away “Christmas in the Valley” t-shirts to the first 1000 children in attendance. In the Gingerbread Village, kids can create their own gingerbread house.

The fun continues on Saturday, with Santa arriving by helicopter at 11:30. Enjoy Christmas shopping at Bates, Farmer's Daughter, and with the vendors who will set up for the 2-day event. There will be plenty of unique gifts for each person on your gift list.

Don't miss the 1st annual Gingerbread House Contest on Saturday, December 14. The contest is open to individuals and groups, and cash prizes will be awarded. The winning entries will remain on display at Bates throughout the Christmas season. Click here for the Gingerbread House Competiton Rules & Registration Form.

10:15 Living Nativity

10:30 - 4:00 Gingerbread Crafts & Story Time

11:00 Classical Academy

11:00 - 4:00 Photo Booth

11:30 Santa arrives by helicopter!

11:30 - 2:30 Polar Express hayride

12:15 Living Nativity

12:35 Gingerbread House Winners Announced

1:00 High School Choir

2:00 - 3:00 Carolers

New this year: Gingerbread House Competition. Judging begins at 10:30 a.m.

Don't miss the 1st annual Gingerbread House Contest on Saturday, December 14. Click here for the Gingerbread House CompetitonRegistration Form.

Hours: Fri, 4:00 - 8:00 & Sat, 10:00 - 4:00

Click here for the Vendor Application.