Santa’s arrival via Fire Truck
10:00 am and 11:00 am A Charlie Brown Christmas movie at the Tivoli
A Charlie Brown Christmas is an animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the program made its debut on CBS on December 9, 1965. In the special, lead character Charlie Brown finds himself depressed despite the onset of the cheerful holiday season. Lucy suggests he direct a school Christmas play, but he is both ignored and mocked by his peers. The story touches on the over-commercialization and secularism of Christmas, and serves to remind viewers of the true meaning of Christmas
10:00 am to 11:30 pm Pancake Breakfast hosted by Spencer McDonalds & Tivoli Theatre
Does Santa eat milk and cookies for breakfast? Enjoy all-you-can eat pancakes, sausage links, juice and milk provided by Spencer McDonalds and Spencer Tivoli. The pancake breakfast is just $5/person and will take place at the Republican Headquarters on E Franklin St in Spencer.
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Vendor Shopping, Business Open Houses, Caroling & Entertainment
Local vendors will be selling items from handmade crafts to homemade jams and foods. Vendors will be located at 17 E Franklin St and the Courthouse lawn. Festival attendees are also welcome to visit the business open houses around the Courthouse Square to learn more about our downtown. Enjoy caroling and live entertainment as you linger the Courthouse Square.
11:00 am to 2:00 pm Reindeer at Babbs Supermarket
Stop by Babbs Supermarket 11a to 2p to visit with live reindeer while Santa is in town.
Local business and organizations will be hosting open houses through out the day. Show your support for local businesses by stopping by to visit, they may even have a special treat for visitors.
- Presto Printing
- New Heart Christian Fellowship
- Main Street Coffee
- Dragonfly Gallery
- All About You Spa & Salon
- Owen County Republican Headquarters
- H & R Block
- Spencer Evening World
- Owen Valley Winery Tivoli Tasting Room
- Chambers Smorgasbord
- Jit’s Thai Bistro
- Country Vapin
- Owen County Visitors Center
- Diamond K Sweets
- Nutcracker Museum
10:00 pm to 6:00 pm Christmas Cheer Silent Auction
Visit the exhibitor area to see all the silent auction item. Place a bid on a specially themed or handcrafted item through the Christmas Cheer Silent Auction. Then check your bid throughout the day to assure your winning bid amount. Auction will conclude at 6:00 pm and items are available to pickup at the conclusion. Funds collect through the silent auction will be support the Christmas Light Fundraiser.
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Christmas Carnival at the In God’s Arms (IGA) building
Stop by the In God’s Arms (IGA) building for a Christmas themed carnival hosted by the 4H Fishing Team. The FREE carnival has a variety of activities for youth to enjoy.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Courthouse activities and Pictures with Santa
The always favorite pictures with Santa will take place on the third floor as Spencer Evening World editor Travis Curry, captures children sharing their wishes with Santa. Cookie decorating, crafts by OC Garden Club, book readings by OC Public Library, reindeer dust distribution by the Delta Theta Tau, live entertainment and more will take place on the first and second floor of the Courthouse.
5:00 pm Parade
Everyone loves a parade, especially one with Christmas lights and holiday cheer. Parade route will include South Main Street from Cooper St to the Courthouse.
Santa will read a story, lead the community in caroling, and help light the courthouse dome lights before saying farewell and returning to the North Pole
Other Activities of Interest
- Cut Christmas Tree sales by the Spencer Exchange Club at Babbs SuperValu
- Outdoor Reindeer Games and Snowman building contest (if weather allows)
- Live nativity
- Horse drawn carriage rides provided by Verl & Debbie Keith