Christmas On Parade Saturday
The “Twelve Days of Christmas” is the theme for the 27th annual Christmas On Parade scheduled for Saturday in Britton.
The event is sponsored by the Britton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Many businesses will serve a variety of Christmas treats Saturday so that shoppers can enjoy the Taste of Christmas throughout the day. Merchants will also be offering holiday specials.
Santa will pose for pictures at Steen Photography from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for its 11th annual Charity Event. Anyone bringing at least two canned goods for the Marshall County Food Pantry will receive a free 4x5 photo with Santa.
Christmas trees will be on display Dec. 1-31 at the Marshall County Healthcare Center. Everyone gets a vote for their favorite tree with Britton Bucks going to the first and second place winners. Families, groups, or organizations wishing to decorate a tree may call Stephanie Baker at 605-448-1171 to reserve a spot.
A special family movie matinee is planned at the Strand Theatre at 2 p.m. Saturday. This year’s movie is “The Star,” and it will also be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday evenings.
The Masons traditional buffalo chili supper will be held in the lobby of Amacher Auditorium from 4-7 p.m. Loaded baked potatoes, nachos, and hot dogs will also be served.
Beginning at 6 p.m. the traditional lighted parade will begin. Participants should line up at 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Eighth Street and Fourth Avenue (one block south of Subway/Lust Auto). Britton Bucks will be awarded to the most creative floats.
The parade route will be past Spruce Court and the hospital, north on Main to Eighth Street, west on Eighth past the Courthouse to Wheatcrest Hills, then to Highway 10 and back to Main Street, ending at Amacher Auditorium.
The holiday celebration will conclude with the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Gulliver’s Travels” at 7 p.m. at Amacher Auditorium. The musical will also be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday. There is not a social hour prior to the Saturday performance this year.
The Britton Area Chamber of Commerce also has a couple of holiday promotions running through the holiday season.
Clues will be announced each week in The Britton Journal and on the Britton, SD Facebook page as to the whereabouts of the Silver Bell. The person finding the bell will win $200 in Britton Bucks.
Holiday shoppers may also participate in “Holiday-Opoly. Cards may be picked up and deposited at Ken’s Food Fair. When 15 participating businesses punch the cards the cardholder is eligible for Britton Bucks drawings on Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, and Dec. 21. Two $50 winners will be drawn each week with two $150 winners drawn Dec.
21. Winners will be contacted and listed on the Britton, SD Facebook page.