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WINTERFEST


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
Bring the whole family for an afternoon free screening of "The Star." Concessions available with free-will donation.

"A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day, he finds the courage to break free, embarking on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove who has lofty aspirations. Along with three camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told -- the first Christmas."

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"! Sign up at participating businesses for your chance to win Chamber Scrip at the end of the evening.

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 hay rides provided by Taylor Implement. The "Babes in Toyland" will want to climb aboard the "Santa Express" train provided by Hoxie Hot Rod Run (Masonic Lodge) 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 FSB
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 on Dec. 3, Dec. 10, and Dec. 17 at noon). Chamber Scrip will be awarded as well as any other prizes/gifts provided by area businesses.

SIGN UP FOR PRIZES

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

8:30 p.m., FREE EVENING MOVIE:  "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" - Hoxie High School Auditorium
Following the events downtown, head up to the auditorium and get ready to laugh, quote and have a grand ole time watching this holiday classic! Concessions available with free-will donation.

"As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark's employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs."

Decorating Contests

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 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.

REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS FOR WINTERFEST

Please REGISTER by Monday, Nov. 15 if you plan to participate in Winterfest. Be sure to indicate if/what food(s)/refreshments/activity you plan to provide throughout the evening.

REMEMBER TO...

SHOP LOCAL,

EAT LOCAL,

SPEND LOCAL,

and ENJOY LOCAL!

Purchase gift cards from the businesses participating in our online Gift Card Store.

ABOUT THE CHAMBER

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.

CONTACTS

hoxieareachamber@gmail.com
(785) 657-7221
PO Box 864, Hoxie, Kansas 67740

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