Har-Ber Village Museum’s Main Street is taking on a festive look as local businesses and organizations decorate for the holidays.
This year’s event will take place on November 25, 26, December 3, 4, 10 and 11, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.; $2 per person.
Vote for your favorite display and enjoy music and refreshments while touring. The Country Store will be open to offer a wide array of seasonal gifts—all at 40% off (consignment excluded)! There will be plenty of photo opportunities all around the Village so be sure to bring your camera!
Enter a drawing for your choice of one of three prizes: a collectible Mr. and Mrs. Gingerbread doll, a collectible angel tree topper or a $50 gift certificate for The Country Store. The winning names will be drawn and announced on Sunday, December 11.
New this year are activities for families with children on both weekends in December. Each day will offer a different holiday activity ranging from a visit and picture with Santa to a reading of the Night Before Christmas and other stories to creating Christmas crafts to making unique ornaments.
Programs start at 2:30 p.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Participants should allow at least an hour to enjoy all of the activities—no reservations needed. There is a materials fee of $5 which includes admission to Christmas on Main Street.
• December 3 is Santa Saturday, 2:30-4:30pm
Drop by and tell the jolly old elf what you want for Christmas. Get your picture taken with Santa ($5 per picture). Make a Santa craft and savor a Santa sweet.
• December 4 is Countdown to Christmas Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm
Drop by and make a countdown-to-Christmas craft, go on a Christmas Scavenger Hunt and enjoy a tasty snack.
• December 10 is Christmas Traditions Saturday, 2:30-4:30pm
Drop by to hear the Night Before Christmas story. Sing Christmas carols and make a traditional craft. Sample Christmas cookies and learn about Christmas cookie traditions and history. Christmas carols played at sung at 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.
•December 11 is Polar Express Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm
Drop by to watch the Polar Express video starting at 2:30 p.m., sample hot chocolate with peppermint sticks just like in the movie, create a take home train activity booklet and craft.
This year’s decorators include: Grand Country Pest Country (Mayor’s House), Immanuel Luthern Church (Music Building), Grand Lake Newcomers Club (Parlor), Grand Lake Audubon Society (Jail), Girl Scouts of Missouri Heartland (Watch and Clock Shop), GRDA (GRDA exhibit), Grove Sun (Print Shop), Picture Framing & More (Gallows) and Har-Ber Village staff (Courthouse, Weaving Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Medical Building and Santa’s Sleigh). A total of 13 buildings on Main Street only will be decorated and available for viewing.
Thank you to all the sponsors of this event: Brown and Brown Insurance, Evans, Bridges and Siems Families, Grandwood Assisted Living and Signs by Sikorski.