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DOWN HOME CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Come join your family and friends and be a part of the Bethel Down Home Christmas Celebration. Browse through the shops of Bethel, visit with Santa, enjoy and create crafts, a Santa Doggy parade, play games, sign up for drawings. A little something for everyone.
Again this year, right after the parade, join us at the Shelter House in Burke Park for snacks, hot chocolate and cider, and Christmas caroling until 8PM. *** NOTE: THIS EVENT IS BEING CANCELLED DUE TO EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS ****
Enjoy the Christmas musical "Lead Me Back to Bethlehem" on Saturday and Sunday evenings at the Bethel United Methodist Church which is sure to spark the true spirit of Christmas within each of us.
Schedule of Events
(will be updated as events are confirmed )
Get involved with Down Home Christmas. Click on the link below to download the registration form or sign.
Download or view the 2013 DHC Brochure below
Note to businesses participating in Down Home Christmas: Please have your participation forms turned in by Saturday Nov 16, 2013 to be included in the brochure.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
8 AM Breakfast with Santa - Bethel-Tate High School , 3420 State Route 125 - By reservation only. Email Connie England at
email@example.com . The Bethel-Tate Music students will be hosting "Breakfast with Santa" from 8 AM to 12 PM. Breakfast menu: French toast with syrup, sausage links, banana, juice, milk, and coffee. Santa Claus will be arriving, choir will be singing Christmas carols and the band will be playing some tunes. There will be an opportunity to take photos of your child with Santa. There will be face painting, Christmas story time and crafts for the children to do. Those that are interested, to reserve a seat, please email Connie England at firstname.lastname@example.org
. The cost is $5 per person and has to be paid before December 1, 2013 to confirm a seat reservation. Please email with any questions.
9 AM - 3 PM Craft Show - Assembly Of God Church , 321 N Main Street . Find a gift for everyone at the craft show.
9 AM – 1PM Community Savings Bank, 503 W Plane St - Lot's going on!! Open house serving hot coffee, hot chocolate and other goodies! Enter to WIN an iPad! Beginning November 1st, bring a can of food to our bank and get an entry to win an iPad! Each can of food = 1 free entry for the drawing.
All food goods to benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry of Bethel
. Drawing for the iPad will be on Saturday, Dec 7 th at 1:00. Winner need not be present.
During the parade at 6pm we will be serving hot soup, hot chocolate and coffee in front of the bank!
9:30 AM - 2 PM Make A Ginger Bread House and Open House Activities - The Bethel Branch Library, 528 W Plane Street. Make A Ginger Bread House and Open House Activities - Open House with refreshments. Children can create a mitten story craft. Bring the family to decorate your own ginger-bread house in time for the holidays. One house per child. All supplies will be provided. Pre-registration is required to attend one of 5 Gingerbread House sessions, 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30, and 1:30. Call 513-734-2619 to reserve a spot for your family.
11 AM - 5 PM Bethel Historical Museum, Grant Memorial Building, W Plane Street
Enter to win Grand Prize Village Gift Baskets on behalf of our local businesses! Drawings will be after the parade at Burke Park Shelter house.
Also enter to win a flat screen TV donated by Nurre Funeral Home and a doll house, completely furnished, donated by Howard Jones.
11:00 AM – Santa Doggy Parade – Village Hardware - Registration is at 10:00 . Come and parade your dog through the village in the Santa Doggy Parade. Plaques will be given in four categories: Best Dressed for Small Breed, Medium Breed and Large Breed and Best Dressed Family. Download your registration form above or get one at Village Hardware.
11 AM – 5 PM American Heritage Girls Silent Auction & BBQ Dinner, Bethel Community Center. Costs are Adults $5 & Children $3 if prepaid. Cost at the door: Adults $6 & Children $4.
12 PM - 3 PM Kids Fest – Church of the Nazarene, 50 East Water Street, Free snacks and crafts. Visit Santa in the Winter Wonderland room. Take a ‘Journey to Bethlehem’ ending in a Live Nativity. Bring your camera to get pictures.
6 PM Down Home Christmas Parade
Nazarene Church to Plane Street to Bick Primary Building.
Following the Parade - 8 PM Burke Park at the Shelter House *** NOTE: THIS EVENT IS BEING CANCELLED DUE TO EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS ****
Please join us at Burke Park Shelter House for hot chocolate, warm cider, cookies and good ole' fashioned Christmas Carols until 8pm! Everyone is welcome! Prizes for the parade entries, window decorating contest and the Village gift baskets will be awarded. Wrap up the day's events with warm fellowship and community unity brought to you by the generosity of the local businesses and churches of Bethel.
7:30 PM Saturday Dec 7 - Bethel United Methodist Church – The Bethel Community Choir program.
The musical titled "Lead Me Back to Bethlehem" will feature patriotic music to honor Pearl Harbor Day and our veterans. Joe Whitt, this year's Grand Marshall will be sharing his Pearl Harbor experiences. All are welcome!
7:00 PM Sunday Dec 8
Bethel United Methodist Church – The Bethel Community Choir program.
Repeat performance of Saturday program.
Raffle Tickets for a custom made Doll House by Howard Jones
on sale at
Raffle Tickets for a beautiful Quilt on sale at
Community Savings Bank.