An Ol’ Fashioned Christmas Celebration!
Hidden away and found each year is the timeless Galva Ol’ Fashioned celebration to be held Saturday, November 24. A simple homespun artistic and joyful event. The Galva Arts Council brings the community and its families together at the downtown Arts Council building, which will be abuzz all day.
Spend some time browsing the Festival of Wreaths and Country Christmas Craft Show, and take the kids to make an ornament to take home. Enjoy a treat along the Chocolate Walk, but save some room! Lunch is served from and features a fabulous baked potato bar with trimmings, dessert, and beverage.
At dusk, everyone lines the streets to enjoy the Galva Chamber of Commerce’s lighted parade. It meanders downtown Galva and residents line the street to see lighted floats as melodies fill the air. It becomes a magical night as Wiley Park is aglow with over 10,000 cheerful Christmas Lights. Walk through the park and enjoy the lights.
Head back to the Galva Arts Council building. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the evening coffeehouse headliner begins at 7 p.m… A festive jump-start in store for your holiday spirit. All musicians and storytellers are invited to join in the open-mic session beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Travel the back roads to Galva this holiday weekend. Bring a friend or two and light your Christmas spirit.
Galva Arts Council
Make & Take Ornaments – Bring your little ones between 9 and 11 am for a make and take ornament project.
Santa Clause – Meet Santa in the Gingerbread House at Veterans Park from 1 to 4 pm. Bring your camera! While you’re at the park, take a free horse-drawn carriage ride and let the kids make a mitten craft project.
Festival of Wreaths – Stop by the Galva Arts Council between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm and see a selection of decorated Christmas wreaths. If you want to bring one of the wreaths home with you, you can purchase tickets for a chance to win it.
Lunch – $5 will get you a bowl of soup, a hot or cold drink, and a cookie. Serving from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Country Christmas Craft Show – Browse a wonderful variety of handmade crafts in The Swamp Banquet Room from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. While you’re there, drop off a canned good for the Cub Scouts Collection effort.
Chocolate Walk – The Performing Arts Boosters will be having a Chocolate Walk from 10:00 -2:00 in the Galva Arts Center with a variety of goodies for you to take home.
Coffee House – Regional performance of Christmas Music. Open Mic follows at 8:30 for musicians, storytellers, and other performers. “It’s free … and you get a cookie”, John Sloan.