All decked out for the Holiday In Lights Christmas Parade and promoting the Toys for Tots program, foundation coordinator Skip Bilsky pulled in by Angeli’s Central Market in the Riverside Plaza on Monday, Dec. 2. He will be in the area distributing the familiar Toys for Tots boxes during the week and will also be in the parade this Saturday.
IRON RIVER—Handmade holiday gifts, décor and baked goods will be available at the annual Holiday In Lights Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Windsor Center.
The event will kick off the Holiday In Lights celebration in Iron River, with over 40 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, woolen crafts, photography, stone jewelry, quilts, candles, sewing and fiber arts, stained glass, garden art, Christmas cards and much more.
There will be baked goods, honey, fudge, jams and cookies. Tickets can be purchased for the Carrie Jacobs-Bond Quilters’ raffle. Tickets for the U.P. Championship Rodeo raffle 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 available.
The Holiday In Lights Arts and Crafts Fair is just the beginning to a bright day in Iron River. Santa will be at the West Iron District Library beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a chili feed at 4 p.m.
Area shops will be offering specials and refreshments before the start of the Holiday In Lights Christmas parade, which starts at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Storybook Christmas.” Cash prizes will be awarded, and a special drawing for all floats that come to the RV Park following the parade.
There will be caroling, a bonfire, lighting of the tree and fireworks at the Iron River RV Park after the parade. For more information, contact the Iron County Chamber of Commerce at 265-3822 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.