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Winterfest 2021 returns to in-person event

1 Nov 2021 8:00 AM | Karl Pratt (Administrator)

The Hoxie Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to bring back the annual in-person Winterfest 2021 activities in downtown Hoxie on Friday, Nov. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Grab your family and friends and plan to enjoy a wonderful day of shopping, food, fellowship and fun in beautiful downtown Hoxie as we kick off the holiday season the day after Thanksgiving!

Schedule of Events

All-day, "RETAIL THERAPY" - Get a jump start on your holiday shopping!

Remember...Shop local, Eat local, Spend local and ENJOY local!

2 p.m., FREE MATINEE MOVIE: "The Star,” Hoxie High School Auditorium

6 p.m., CHRISTMAS LIGHTING, Main Street, next to First State Bank

Gather near the downtown center (Main St & Sheridan Ave) as we "count down" and "flip the switch" on the Christmas lights and ornaments.

6 to 8 p.m., FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP, Main Street

Enjoy strolling down Main Street shopping, eating, drinking and being "merry"!

Photos with Santa – Take your picture with the Jolly Elf himself, good ole Santa Claus, at Bottle KAP Studios, 721 Main St. Kids can pick up a free candy bag compliments of the Chamber. Photos are on your own this year so be sure to bring phones or cameras.

Hay Rack Rides & Children's Train Rides - Bundle up and enjoy hayrides provided by Taylor Implement. The "Babes in Toyland" will want to climb aboard the "Santa Express" train provided by Hoxie Hot Rodders running between JD's and Bainter Chiropractic.

Teen Scavenger Hunt - All 7th through 12th graders are eligible to participate in the annual scavenger hunt which starts and ends at Hoxie State Insurance. Two person teams can compete for prizes of Chamber Scrip (1st Place, $50; 2nd Place, $30). Sponsored by the Sheridan County Health Complex.

Bonfires - Grab a loved one and warm up by the bonfires located on Sheridan and Main.

8 p.m., DRAWINGS FOR CHAMBER SCRIPT & OTHER PRIZES, Main Street, next to First State Bank

This year, the Hoxie Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a series of prize drawings beginning with an in-person drawing on the Friday of Winterfest (Nov. 26), continuing with virtual drawings via Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/hoxiechamber) at noon on Dec. 3, Dec. 10, and Dec. 17). Chamber Scrip will be awarded as well as any other prizes/gifts provided by area businesses.

Businesses/organizations interested in donating prizes are asked to sign up online by Nov. 22.

This year, businesses will not be handing out prize drawing tickets. Instead, you must sign up using the online form available on the Winterfest 2021 webpage.

In addition to the online sign-up form, a paper form will be available to cut out of The Sheridan Sentinel and The Hoxie Times newspapers beginning the week of Nov. 1, through Dec. 13. Completed paper forms must be mailed or dropped off at Farm Bureau, 729 Main St, Hoxie, until Thursday, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. (after-hours drop box available; paper forms will be added to the online sign-up form by Chamber officers). Please note, you may only win once.

8:30 p.m., FREE EVENING MOVIE: "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation,” Hoxie High School Auditorium

Decorating Contests

Businesses and residences are encouraged to go all out this year in decorating for Christmas and the holiday season!

Businesses - "Deck the Halls" for your chance to win bragging rights on your level of holiday spirit and the distinct honor of displaying the traveling trophy in your business for the entire 2022 year!

Residential - Think you can out decorate Clark Griswold from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation?!? Sign up for your chance to win Chamber Script (1st Place, $50; 2nd Place, $25; 3rd Place, $10)!

Sign up on the Winterfest 2021 webpage by Monday, Dec. 13 to participate.

Judging will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 15, with winners announced during the last Winterfest Prize Drawing live on the Chamber's Facebook page.

Chamber Scrip

Chamber Scrip keeps money in Sheridan County and is accepted by all current chamber members (view directory). It makes a great gift! Please visit the City of Hoxie Office at 829 Main during regular business hours to purchase Chamber Scrip.

Contact City Clerk Janet Bainter at 785-675-3291 or hoxieclerk@cityofhoxieks.org.

Gift Card Program

Don’t forget...you can purchase gift cards to multiple area businesses at one time!

Businesses wishing to be added to the list must complete the sign-up form (link available on Winterfest webpage).

Visit the Winterfest 2021 webpage for full details and to access the sign-up forms. Questions, email hoxieareachamber@gmail.com.


The Hoxie Area Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer-led organization focused on furthering the business, economic and community advancements of its members and the community at large.


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