An Ol’ Fashioned Christmas Celebration!
Hidden away and found each year is the timeless Galva Ole Fashioned celebration to be held Saturday, November 26. A simple home spun 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.
A season favorite, Galva’s Mini Tree Festival features local artists and residents who place their seasonal creations, including Christmas trees and wreaths, on display for everyone to view. 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 for a hands on ornament craft. Children can choose to make a gingerman, snowflakes, reindeer, or Christmas tree ornament for your home decorations. The ornaments will be ready to go your tree that day. Donations welcome.
Mini-Tree Festival Stop by and see a selection of decorated Christmas trees. If you want to bring one of the trees home with you, we will have a drawing on Sunday beginning at 1:30. You can purchase tickets for the drawing on Nov. 26. Ticket prices are $1 each or 6 for $5.
Lunch $5 will get you a bowl of soup, a hot or cold drink, and a cookie. We are making extra efforts this year so we won’t run out of cookies.
Chocolate Walk The Performing Arts Boosters will be having a Chocolate Walk in the Galva Arts Center with a variety of goodies for you to take home.
Coffee House, 7 – 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.
Holiday Treasures to Jingle all the way home….
Jingle and mingle and let your holiday spirit glow. Shop by candlelight Friday evening downtown Geneseo. Take a stroll down historic State Street to begin your holiday shopping. Local shop keepers offer unique home decor, women’s fashions and accessories and more!
Thursday evening stores open until 7 p.m.
Friday evening candlelight shopping 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.