Tribune’s Christmas Open House

Join your friends and neighbors next Friday, November 18, for Tribune’s Christmas Open House.  A full slate of festive, free activities is scheduled, sure to delight children and adults alike. Downtown stores will be open late for holiday shopping and Christmas cheer will fill the air as community members enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, a free children’s movie, and much more.

For a printable schedule, download the flyer below:

Activities include:

VFW Soup & Pie Supper.  VFW Post 7521 and the Ladies Auxiliary will host a soup and dessert supper from 4:30 – 7 p.m. for a free-will donation.

VFW Craft Fair.  Hosted by Greeley County Recreation, the Christmas Fair invites crafters, merchants, and other displays to set up booths at the CYAT Center.   Booths are available and can be arranged by contacting Joyce Huddleston at (620) 376-8159. The Craft Fair will open its doors at 4 p.m. The Community Angel Tree will also be set up there.

Free Horse-drawn Carriage Rides & Visits with Santa. Santa will visit with children from 5-7 p.m. and carriage rides will run from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. departing from First Farm Bank, which is graciously sponsoring the carriage rides. Both carriage rides and visits with Santa will need to be reserved in advance, using the links below. If you have difficulties or need assistance, call Greeley County Community Development at (620) 376-2548.

Free Childrens Movie – The Christmas Chronicles.  Tribune’s Star Theater will show The Christmas Chronicles at 6:30 p.m. and will provide a free pop and popcorn to all who attend.  The movie is one hour and 45 minutes long and is rated PG.  TBK Bank is graciously sponsoring the movie and snacks.

Christmas Decoration Swaps and Refreshments. The Greeley County Library will host a Christmas Decoration Swap, hand out free candy canes, and have music and refreshments available from 5-6:30 p.m. Note: Santa will be across the street at First Farm Bank.

Face-Painting, Popcorn, and the Angel Tree.  From 4-6:30 p.m., Greeley County Health Services will offer face-painting and popcorn at the old Karen’s Kitchen building.

S’mores at the Library Lot. From 5-6:30 p.m., join Greeley County Community Development for free s’mores at the decorated lot directly south of the Greeley County Library.

Christmas Tree Lighting. At 6:15, gather around the tree between City Hall and Elliott Insurance for the official lighting of the Christmas Tree.  Students from Greeley County Schools will perform Christmas songs.

Business Specials. Downtown businesses will be running specials, some throughout the day and some in the evening. 

– Ashley’s Graphics will be open from 4 – 8 p.m.   

– The Community Angel Tree will be set up at the CYAT Center.

– Elliott Insurance will have free popcorn from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

– Farm Bureau Insurance & Greeley County Farm Bureau will have snacks, drawings, and giveaways from 5-7 pm.

– Farm Boys Tire & Service will host an open house from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and have refreshments for those who attend.

– The Farmer’s Daughter Mercantile Mobile Boutique will be set up downtown from 5-8 p.m.

– Gooch’s Foods will be open from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and shoppers can enter to win a prize basket or $100 in free groceries. They will host a Sip & Shop from 5-6 p.m.

– I Know a Guy will provide a comfortable place to wait for carriage rides and offer free hot drinks from 5-8 p.m.

– Rocket Tire and Auto will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. and have in-house sales all day long.

Saks on Broadway will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

TBK Bank Sip and Sample 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Charcuterie board grazing table, giveaways, and drinks.

– First Farm Bank Refreshments & Prize Drawings 5:00—7:00 p.m.

– United Plains Ag’s Agronomy Center Meet our Sales Team Win Prizes, Snacks, & Refreshments10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

-Shop Locally for Christmas Program: The Shop Locally for Christmas program will begin Friday, November 18, with the first drawing scheduled for Wednesday, December 1. 

Pierce Lumber 10% Discount on all Cash Sales, Prize Drawing, Open till 6 p.m.

-Redeeming Grounds Double Punches from 4-8 pm

-Senior Center A Comfortable Place to Wait for a Great Family Photo & Free Hot Drinks 4-8 p.m.

Medallion Hunt.  The first clue for the annual medallion hunt will be posted on Friday, November 18.  Clues will come out weekly after that.  Once found, the medallion must be turned in immediately to claim the $100 Greeley County Bucks prize.

If you have questions about an event or activity, please contact the organization in charge or Greeley County Community Development at (620) 376-2548.