It is a marathon weekend of events in Pott. Co. this weekend! If you’re looking to take advantage of the beautiful weather, no worries, we’ve got a multitude of things for you to do!
It should be perfect for the Winter Wonderland Night Hike at Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek! It starts at 6pm Friday night and they couldn’t have picked a better night to have it! It is booked full as of now, so hopefully, you already got your tickets to see the stars and feel that sense of Christmastime peace!
If you happen to be headed to the Underwood vs. AHSTW basketball game instead on Friday night, be sure to go hungry and participate in the Taco/Nacho Bar Fundraiser for the Underwood Dollars for Scholars. Chip in for a good cause and get some yummy tacos, too!
Saturday will be a big day in Shelby! It’s their annual Christmas celebration and they have plenty for you to do! It all starts with the Countdown to Christmas Craft and Vendor Fair from 9am to 3pm at Cardinal Lofts. They always have a lot of awesome stuff! Then the rest of the day is spent on “Light up the Holidays!” My personal fave is the judging of the Parade of Trees! Last year, they had some very imaginative entries! I can’t wait to see what they have this year!
The festivities run from 11am to 3pm with Santa arriving at 2. There will be a soup luncheon with desserts at the Shelby Fire Hall. There will also be make-and-take crafts, wagon rides, cookie decorating, and face-painting! So many great options for kids! Plus, add in the great weather and it’s a total score!
Also, on Saturday, the Crescent Roadhouse Bar and Grill will be hosting a Craft, Bake, and Stuff Fair! Another opportunity to shop from small vendors and get that Christmas shopping taken care of with unique gifts! It will take place from 11am to 3pm, as well.
If you can’t catch Santa at 2 in Shelby, you can see him at The Buck Snort in Oakland at 4! He sure will be making the rounds this weekend in Pott. Co! They’re also running their annual toy drive with Keast Auto Body if you’d like to drop off a gift for a local child in need!
One of my favorite treats of the holiday season happens at Impact Hill this Saturday in Oakland. They put on a Parents Night Out event! You pay $15 and they basically put on a party for your kids while you get your shopping and wrapping done or take that much needed nap! It runs from 3pm to 8pm. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Need something fun while the kids are gone, go hit the Treynor American Legion for bingo starting at 6:30! Who doesn’t like a good night of bingo?
Or get in on the American Heroes Night honoring Veterans and First Responders at The Palace Event Center. What a special gift!
Sunday brings the lighting contest in Underwood (see the flyer on our website) and 3, yes, 3 opportunities to see Santa! You can breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus in Walnut from 8 to 1 at the Walnut Community Center. How cool is it that you can have pancakes with Santa?
If you’d rather just do a meet-and-greet with the jolly old elf, head to the Hancock City Hall to talk with him starting at 10:30am (see the flyer on our website)!
Or you can catch him in McClelland at 2pm at the McClelland City Hall!
If you’re thinking Santa’s helpers need to do a little Christmas shopping instead on Sunday, make your way to the 4th Annual Holiday Fair in Neola at the NACC from 9am to 2pm.
Another option is to watch the 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Competition at the East Pott. Extension building in Oakland from 1:30 to 3 on Sunday. They had some pretty cool ones last year!
If you’d rather hear a little singing, you need to check out the Christmas Cantata being performed at the United Methodist Church in Macedonia. A community choir of AMAZING singers get together every year to put on a concert you won’t want to miss. (See the flyer on our website.)
But there will also be singing involved at the Hometown Christmas in Shelby starting at 4pm.
I truly don’t think there’s any way you can’t find something to do this weekend in Pottawattamie! I’m exhausted just listing all of it! Whatever you want, we’ve got it!
And, as always, a simple reminder that every person that walks through that door validates the efforts by so many volunteers that make our county a great one! #SupportLocal #PottCounty #SeeIowa