TRIBUNE-Area Ready To Light Up Night With Christmas Celebrations

Getting in the mood for the Holiday season are the TRIBUNE-Area cities with plans to showcase Christmas festivities. 
Cozad will host their annual Winter Wonderland Parade on Monday, December 5th. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.  You will also be able to visit Santa following the parade at JM’s Gifts/Service Drug. 
The 100th Meridian City will also host a Window Decorating contest. To enter the contest, please send information to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of the business day on November 30th. 
The community of Lexington will host their 13th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade through downtown Lexington on Sunday, December 4th. 
Lexington will also have Santa’s House open in downtown Lexington on Saturday December 3rd. 
Downtown Gothenburg will have an extra glow on Dec. 6 as businesses are encouraged to light up their store fronts with holiday spirit for the Magic on Main Street celebration 5-8 pm that Tuesday.
The event kicks off theChristmas season with a light parade that will escort Santa into town for his first appearance of the year at Gothenburg State Bank. Everyone is welcome to join the light parade beginning at 5 p.m. The parade will line up at the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department at 10th Street and Avenue F.  The route will go from the fire hall to Ehmen Park and south on Lake Avenue to Ninth Street, where firemen will deliver Santa. Floats and vehicles in the parade must have lights on them, and because the fire department will be bringing Santa through the parade, others are asked not to include Santa look-alikes.
Santa will visit with children and have photos taken at Gothenburg State Bank until 7 p.m.
There will be street performances by students at The Dance Centre and Gymnastics West, as well as holiday music played by an ensemble of the Gothenburg High School band. Vendors will be set up downtown selling a variety of food and gift items in addition to some downtown businesses being open late.
The Lions Club is planning a free pancake supper in the old RTI building in the 800 block of Lake Avenue and Rotary will serve hot dogs, hot chocolate and coffee in the 900 block of Lake Avenue. 
Free fire truck rides and hayrack rides will be available as well as face painting and games.
Magic on Main Street participants will be able to rate their favorite store front as businesses vie for bragging rights for the best decorated windows.
Gothenburg residents can also boost community spirit with a chance to win a little extra Christmas cash by getting their holiday decorations up prior to Dec. 6. The Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce office will accept nominations for the best decorated home in Gothenburg. The winner will receive $50 in Swede Bucks.
Nominations will be taken Dec. 7-9 only. To nominate a residence, call the Chamber at 537-3505 or email the address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 
For more information about Magic on Main Street, contact the Gothenburg Chamber Office.

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