Lighting Festival

Taylors Falls Lighting Festival

November 29 – December 1, 2013

 

“LIFE IN MINATURE”

 Download the Taylors Falls 2013 Lighting Festival Poster Here!

FRIDAY

 Map and Parking for Friday Night  

1-8pm   Holiday at the Depot Arts & Fine Craft Fair -  Memorial Community Center

4-8pm  Holiday Open House at Mary Pettis’ Art Studio  -This year we are offering something unique and very special. Not a house, but the painting studio of renowned artist Mary Pettis. A truly special way to see life in miniature. This is a fundraiser for the Lighting Festival – free will donations accepted. Lighting Festival ornament (and past year ornaments) will be for sale.

 4-8pm   Christmas at the Folsom House - This MN Historical Society site is trimmed for the season by area designers. A TF Historical Society fundraiser. $3, Children 6-12 $1

4-8pm Antique Toys & Christmas Decorations -  Taylors Falls Historical Society Visitor Center (lower level of Community Center)

5pm   Booya in Romayne’s courtyard - until it’s gone!

5pm  Chili, hot dogs and bonfire St. Joseph Church - downtown

5:30   Pleasant Valley Cloggers at the She Shop

6pm   Grand Lighting of Village & Santa Parade - downtown

Parade photo by Erik Barstow

Parade photo by Erik Barstow

 

AFTER THE PARADE – 6:30 to 8:00

Santa

at Santaland

Brass band & surprises at Santaland

Mrs. Claus reading to children at the library
3rd Graders & doll castle exhibit at the School House – free

Face painting – Schoony’s

Judging of outdoor lights

Free tractor & horse pulled wagon rides near the library

Kettle Korn at the Town House School

New! In the spirit of the season, donate new or lightly used coats, hats, mittens and scarves Fri & Sat of the Lighting Festival (both adult and child sizes). Drop off locations will be at the Community Center and at United Methodist Church. On December 1st, stop at the Community Center from noon-2pm and shop for what you need. All items are free!

 

 

 SATURDAY

9-3pm  Holiday at the Depot Arts & Craft Fair and featuring real Swedish food: Swedish Egg Coffee, Swedish meatballs & potatoes on-a-stick, home-made goodies. Community Center. Outdoors: Kettle Korn

9:30-12:30  Visit the historic Taylors Falls Library

10am   Medallion Hunt - clues every hour! $100 prize!

10-3pm Antique Toys & Christmas Decorations  -Taylors Falls Historical Society Visitor Center (lower level of Community Center)

10-3pm  Doll Castle & 3rd Grade Exhibit - Town School House.

10-3pm  Craft Fair, miniatures, refreshments and maple syrup- 1st Lutheran Church (note new location for craft fair!)

10-4pm Holiday Open House at Mary Pettis’ Art StudioThis year we are offering something unique and very special. Not a house, but the painting studio of renowned artist Mary Pettis. A truly special way to see life in miniature. This is a fundraiser for the Lighting Festival – free will donations accepted. Lighting Festival ornament (and past year ornaments) will be for sale.

10-7pm Bake Sale & Gifts with sloppy joes and free coffee 1861 Methodist Church

11-4pm Christmas at the Folsom House - This MN Historical Society site is trimmed for the season by area designers. This is a TF Historical Society fundraiser. Each – $3, Children 6-12 $1

12:30-2:30pm Free Horse Drawn Wagon rides with history tour around Angel Hill!

1pm  “A Christmas Quilt” of stories and poems for the family. Presented by Marilyn Mays & Jim Walker. United Methodist Church. $2; 12 & under free. Enjoy a horse and wagon ride before or after the show! Accepting coat drive items.

4:30pm  Ecumenical Vespers featuring the Community Chorus with everyone singing familiar carols. All are welcome. 1861 Methodist Church. Free will donation and accepting food shelf and coat drive items.

6:30pm  Family Bingo!! 20 games for $12, $1 for ea. additional game.   Cash prizes! Door Prizes. Pop & sweets for sale. Bring an item for the food shelf or coat drive.  Memorial Community Center

7:30pm A Christmas Story at the Festival Theatre

 

Historic Folsom House Museum in winter

Historic Folsom House Museum in winter

 SUNDAY

1-4pm  Christmas at the Folsom House. This MN Historical Society site is trimmed for the season by area designers. A TF Historical Society fundraiser. $3, Children 6-12 $1

1-4pm   Wine tasting and appetizers at Tangled up in Blue with Wild Mountain Winery. Come and enjoy before the concert!

2pm A Christmas Story at the Festival Theatre

3pm  St. Croix Valley Orchestra 1861 Methodist Church

 

Enjoy Christmas at the Folsom House
December 7 & 8 from 1-4pm
For additional information visit www.lightingfestival.com