Crete Winterlude Festival

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Friday, Dec. 6

 

7 p.m. COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING & TREE OF LIGHTS CEREMONY - City Park

Light the town and enjoy a community choir and live nativity as we celebrate Crete. Honor or remember a loved one with a $25 personalized ornament.

Contact Michelle at 402.826.6581 for more information or visit www.bryanhealth.cvent.com/treeoflights2013 to register online.

Sponsored by the Crete Area Health Care Foundation, Crete High School FFA and the Crete Berean Church.

5 - 9 p.m. PHONE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - City Hall

Reach out to your family near and far this holiday season by making FREE international & domestic phone calls. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable.

8:15 p.m HISTORICAL HOME & HOLIDAY LIGHT TOUR

Take a ride down memory lane as you are driven around town on a tour of the history and beauty of some of Crete’s most interesting houses.

You must secure your place by calling Lori at 402.826.8226. The cost is $5. Space is limited.

 

Saturday, Dec. 7

8 - 11 a.m. BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - Crete High School

Visit Santa and enjoy a FREE nutritious breakfast. Sponsored by Crete FBLA & Public Health Solutions District Health Department.

Purchase homemade goods at the Crete Area Medical Center Ladies Auxiliary bake sale and gift drawing.

Kids can shop for mom and dad at the Beta Sigma Phi Children’s Gift Shop in the high school media center.

11 a.m. HOLIDAY STORY HOUR - Crete Public Library

Enjoy holiday stories, crafts and snacks. Recommended for ages 3 - 8, FREE. Sponsored by Friends of the Crete Public Library.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFT SHOW - Tuxedo Park/Expo Building

Start your holiday shopping early at the Crete Chamber of Commerce’s annual arts and crafts show.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. WINTER FUN IN THE PARK - City Park

Ice sculpting, horse and carriage rides (FREE), train rides (FREE), international tree display, food vendors, music and more.

Sponsored by Doane College, Nestle Purina Pet Care Company, Pinnacle Bank, Union Bank, Crete Sertoma Club, Crete Rotary and Crete True Value.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. PHONE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - City Hall

Reach out to your family near and far this holiday season by making FREE international & domestic phone calls. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable.

2 p.m. HOLIDAY MOVIE: “HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS” - Isis Theatre

Free will admission: a can of food, new mittens or hat, cash for Crete Cares. Sponsored by Bunge Milling and the Isis Theater. Seating is limited.

2 p.m. 5K JINGLE BELL JOG - Doane College Cross Country Course

Jingle Bells will be provided for your sneakers while hot cocoa and goodies will await you at the finish line! Admission is $10 or $5 with a hygiene product to be

donated to Tiger Paw Care and Share. Visit https://sites.google.com/a/doane.edu/the-jingle-bell-jog/home to register.

2 - 9 p.m. CELEBRATE CRETE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST SHOWING - Doane College, Perry Campus Center/Nyrop Hall

Entry forms available at local businesses or by contacting Bob Muckel at 402.643-0255. Sponsored by Doane College.

6 p.m. HISTORICAL HOME AND HOLIDAY LIGHT TOUR

Take a ride down memory lane as you are driven around town on a tour of the history and beauty of some of Crete’s most interesting houses.

You must secure your place by calling Lori at 402.826.8226. The cost is $5. Space is limited.

 

Sunday, Dec. 8

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. COMMUNITY SOUP LUNCHEON - Crete High School

Enjoy home-cooked soup and goodies and help raise funds for Crete Cares (free will donation). Sponsored by the Crete Ministerial Association

1 - 4 p.m. GREEN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL - Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center (3 miles south of Denton)

Enjoy warm beverages, sweet treats and live music while learning how to make eco-friendly, alternative gift and packaging ideas for FREE.

No registration needed. Contact Chris at 402.797.2301 for more information.

1:30 p.m. WINTERLUDE WALK & KID’S NATURE ACTIVITIES - Tuxedo Park

Bring the family out to enjoy the fresh air and explore Crete’s newest trail system at Tuxedo Park for FREE. Sponsored by Crete Youth in Governance Team.

2 p.m. WINTERLUDE GOLF OPEN - College Heights Country Club

Contact Cliff at 402.826.4653 after Nov. 15th to purchase tickets or for more information. Cost is $10 and includes golf as well as dinner.

Limited to the first 100 participants.

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