Peabody to offer afternoon and evening of holiday fun
Peabody’s third Come Home for Christmas celebration Saturday will last from early afternoon until late in the evening.
Last year’s event was canceled because of COVID-19.
“We had it all planned and had to cancel it at the last moment,” planning committee member Danae Kyle said.
This year, more events are planned. They include a caricature artist, a gold snowflake search, and face painting.
“We’re getting more groups that are joining in and wanting to help this year,” Kyle said.
A golden snowflake hunt will begin at 2 p.m. The first to find it will win a $50 cash prize. A new clue will be posted on the announcement barrel at the four-way stop on Walnut and 2nd St. every 30 minutes.
2 to 4 p.m. — Free professional face painting at The Wringer. Cricut Christmas wooden signs at Fannie Sterling. Kids crafts with Peabody-Burns High School cheerleaders at the Senior Center.
2 to 6 p.m. — Free professional caricature artist outside Fannie Sterling. Free events at the library include Elf on the Shelf story time, letters to Santa, and apple cider and cookies. Kids from newborn to fifth grade can enter a drawing to win a bag full of games at the library. Ornament decorating at The Hub. Free cookie decorating and Christmas card making at the fire station. Spudnuts at Sunflower Theater. Peppernuts and coffee at the Senior Center. Kids from sixth to 12th grades can enter a drawing to win a $50 gift card, and adults can enter a drawing to win a $100 gift card at the Senior Center.
4 to 7 p.m. — Free carriage Rides starting at Santa Fe Park. Cookie walk at Pop’s Diner. Chili and cinnamon rolls served by the booster club in front of Breath Deep Works.
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Cake walk by PBHS sophomore class at the Senior Center. Free pictures with Santa at Santa Fe Park.
5 to 7:30 p.m. — Hot chocolate by 4-H in front of the Wringer. Donations go to 4-H.
7 p.m. — Christmas carols sung by PBES students, raffle and house and business decorating winners to be announced. Golden snowflake prize will be awarded. Gift bag and gift card drawings will take place. All events will be in front of In front of ManeStreet Beautique.
Lighting of the Holiday lights will follow prize awards.