Taylors Falls Lighting Festival
November 29 – December 1, 2013
“LIFE IN MINATURE”
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
AFTER THE PARADE – 6:30 to 8:00
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!
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!)
10-7pm 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
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