Christmas On Parade Saturday
“Christmas in Vegan” is the theme for the 29th annual Christmas On Parade scheduled for Saturday in Britton.
The event is sponsored by the Britton Area Chamber of Commerce.
There is a change in the normal schedule of events this year. The Missoula Children’s Theatre performance of “Pinocchio” will be held at 5 p.m. at the Britton Area Event Center followed by the Buffalo Chili Feed at 6 p.m. at the Event Center. Doors will not be open for the chili feed until the performance concludes.
The Parade of Lights is planned for 6:30 p.m. with an expanded route this year. Entries are asked to line up west of the Lust parking lot at 6:15 p.m. Britton Bucks will be awarded to the most creative floats.
Floats will travel past Spruce Court and the hospital, north on Main to Eighth Street, west on Eighth past the Courthouse to Wheatcrest Hills, then north on 13th Avenue to the Event Center, east a block to 12th Avenue and then south on 12th Avenue to Vander Horck, east to Main Street and then north where it will end at the school.
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 16th annual Charity Event. Anyone bringing at least two non-perishable items for the Marshall County Food Pantry will receive a free 4x5 photo with Santa.
Christmas Trees will be on display through Dec. 31 at the Marshall County Healthcare Center. Everyone can vote for their favorite tree with Britton Bucks going to the winners.
A special family movie matinee is planned at the Strand Theatre. “Arctic Dogs” will be shown at 2 p.m.. The “Last Christmas” will also be shown in the evenings Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:30 and listed on the Britton, SD Facebook page.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) residency is made possible with the support of The Arts Midwest Touring fund, a program of the Arts Midwest that is funded by the national endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the South Dakota Arts Council and the Crane Group. The Britton Community Theatre sponsors MCT with local support from Horton, Inc., Frank Farrar, Fun After Fifty, and Josh Kraft / Scott’s Lumber.