Christmas in Caroline set for December 1-2
DENTON — The 18th Annual “Christmas in Caroline” event will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Caroline County 4-H Park located on Detour Road, off state Route 16 south of Denton.
The Saturday, Dec. 1, hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Sunday, Dec. 2, hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The first weekend in December at the 4-H Park is turned into a Christmas wonderland. The Main Activities Building will feature craft, collectible and gift merchandise vendors. A large array of products will be available including handcrafted wood items, home décor items, jewelry, handmade and specialty gift items and even delicious goodies to be used for those special Christmas parties.
As visitors enter the building both adults and children will receive a door prize ticket. On both days door prizes are given out every half hour. Also in the main building a Silent Auction will be set up each day.
A Children’s Make-It Take-It Workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both on Saturday and Sunday. This crafting event will be open to all youth 5-18. (Younger children with the help of an adult also can participate). A fee of $1 will be charged per each craft made.
The kitchen will be open serving breakfast and lunch both days. On the menu are a variety of breakfast sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken salad sandwiches, homemade chili and soups along with a variety of desserts and beverages.
The Williams Building across the road will feature a Country Store. The store will offer homemade breads, cakes, candy and pies. Gift boxed cookies, made and donated by 4-H families, will also be on sale. Fresh arrangements, bunches of fresh greens, door swags, grave blankets and a variety of wreaths created by 4-H families and friends of 4-H may also be purchased in the Countr y Store.
Children will find Santa Claus in a festive holiday setting on stage inside the Williams Building. Mrs. Claus will greet the youngsters and parents may purchase a photo of their little ones with Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sunday.
Again this year, Christmas pet photos will be available. The Pet Photo setting area will be same area as the Kids Santa Photo area, and will be taken in the same time frame for each day.Children as well as adults can bring their pets for a photo at a reasonable fee. Photos will be offered by What an Impression this year. Family members can also appear in the photo if they wish.
Pony rides will be offered for a nominal fee each day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a small fee children and adults can participate in a Christmas Candy Cane Game and win Christmas related items. Frosty and Rudolph will also be visiting on both days.
A “Winter Wonderland Wheel Game” will again be offered this year, featuring snowmen, Santa novelty items, yummy cakes and many special holiday items. Proceeds from it will go to the “Joanne Wooters Fair Scholarship Fund.”
Holiday music will be provided by Jay Davis of A+ DJ’s and most likely everyone’s favorite Christmas song will be played.
Christmas in Caroline again will host a 5K Reindeer Run Saturday, Dec. 1. Registration will be at 8 a.m. at the 4-H Park and the race will start at 9 a.m. Interested participants may contact Rebecca Burgess at 410-829-9251 for registration information.
This event is organized by local citizens under the sponsorship of Caroline/Dorchester County Fair, a non-profit organization. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking. For more information on this festive holiday family event contact Joanne Wooters, Event Coordinator at 410-479-0565 or jdwoot[email protected]cast.net.