IRON RIVER—The seventh annual Holiday In Lights celebration will provide a full day’s entertainment here this Saturday, Dec. 1.
The Holiday In Lights Arts and Crafts Fair at the Windsor Center kicks off at 9 a.m., with more than 30 vendors offering hand-made crafts and works of art plus clothing, jewelry and more. The craft fair runs until 3 p.m.
The West Iron District Library welcomes children to meet Santa Claus for pictures from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The library will also host a bake sale during the day with a chili feed starting at 4 p.m. The $5 admission fee to the chili feed buys a bowl of chili plus one refill, a cookie and a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
Donations for the bake sale can be brought to the Patrick White Conference Room at the library during the day Friday or from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday.
Children participating in the Find Twinkle contest are reminded to turn in their registration cards at the library for the Nov. 30 drawing. Find Twinkle cards are available at the library. Children returning a Find Twinkle card validated by each of the 10 participating businesses will be entered into a drawing for the privilege of lighting the Christmas tree after the Christmas parade. The winner also receives a Twinkle doll. Each participant will receive a free book from the library.
The West Iron District Library is located at 116 W. Genesee St.
Leading the parade again this year is the Dina Mia Pizza Express Train.
With the theme “Christmas Bells,” the Holiday In Lights parade starts at 6 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church at 235 E Genesee St. and proceeds up Genesee Street, ending at the intersection of Fourth Avenue, near the post office.
Entries in the parade will be judged in four categories: youth groups in the Jingle Bells division, commercial entries in Silver Bells, community groups in Sleigh Bells and the judges choice or best use of theme as Christmas Bells. Organizers ask that parade participants illuminate their entries.
After the parade, revelers are welcome at the Chamber of Commerce RV Park for fireworks, a bonfire and to see the Find Twinkle winner light the Christmas Tree.
The seventh annual Holiday In Lights is sponsored by Iron River Community Concepts.
Craft fair opens Holiday In Lights
IRON RIVER—Hand-made holiday gifts, décor and baked goods will be available at the annual Holiday In Lights Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Windsor Center.
The event will kick off the Holiday In Lights celebration in Iron River, with over 30 artists and crafters bringing Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin handcrafts to the area.
Shoppers can find fresh pine wreaths, wooden toys, doll clothes, holiday décor, designer jackets, woolen crafts, photography, stone jewelry, bird houses, soaps, sewing and fiber arts, paintings, rugs, wood furniture, handcrafted knives and much more.
There will be baked goods, honey, fudge, jams and cookies. Tickets can be purchased for the Carrie Jacobs-Bond Quilters’ raffle. U.P. Championship Rodeo raffle calendars will also be available.
The fair takes place at the Windsor Center, located on U.S. 2 in Iron River from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Big Tones.
The Holiday In Lights Arts and Crafts Fair is just the beginning to a bright day in Iron River.