Yuletide Sampler & Tree Lighting Nov. 29 ••• Coming Soon - Friends & Family Sale Dec. 6 & 7
Updated on: 12/05/2013
Jingle Bells Sweepstakes
This holiday season’s Jingle Bells Sweepstakes is underway in participating Park Rapids store. The Grand Prize will be $5,000 cash with chances to win $500 prizes of $250 cash and $250 in Chamber Bucks. Shoppers will receive one ticket per $10 purchase up to a maximum of 10 tickets. Deposit half of each ticket at the store then or later; just be sure to turn them in by the close of business Wednesday, December 11. To see if you are one of the lucky winners right away, attend the Jingle Bells Drawing & Gala Celebration Thursday, December 12 at Century School in Park Rapids. The names of the $5,000 Grand Prize and $500 prize winners will be drawn. (Prize winners do not have to be present to win.) Gala festivities start at 5 p.m. with food and entertainment. Santa will be on hand to take those last-minute requests and merchants will be giving away door prizes, too.
Yuletide Sampler/Tree Lighting Ceremony
Check out some webcam shots of the ceremony on Facebook at Parker loves Park Rapids.
Starting November 29
Bring the kids and their wish lists to share with Santa at Bella Caffe. He'll be there with reindeer corn treats from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, December 6; 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 7; 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 14 and from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 21. Remember to bring your camera!
December 6 & 7
Friends & Family Sale
Button up your Christmas shopping in Downtown Park Rapids during the Friends & Family Sale Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. Sixteen participating businesses are offering items at up to 25 percent off and other special discounts as well as the chance to register for a free drawing. Shoppers also will find refreshments and Jingle Bells tickets at most participating stores. Stores will be open until 7 p.m. Friday, December 6 and all day Saturday, December 7. Santa will be giving reindeer corn treats at Bella Caffè from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, too. The Friends & Family Sale is sponsored by the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association and the following participating stores on all four blocks of Main: Albrecht Jewelers, Aunt Belle’s Confectionary & Grandpa’s Cabin, Summerhill on Main, Olde Liberty Shoppe, RiverBend Home Expressions, The Good Life Cafe, Trading Post, Wild Loon Outfitters, Wildwood Enchantment, Bella Caffè, The 3rd Street Market, Fresh Catch, Max Bailey Photography, Smoky Hills Art, Amish Oak & Americana Furnishings and Moose Creek.
Sweets, Treats & Treasures
The inaugural Christmas Sweets, Treats & Treasures will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 7 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Area Health Services Auxiliary, this event will raise funds to enhance patient comfort and healing. The fundraiser will include a Cookie Walk featuring over 100 kinds of sweets and treats and a Holiday Décor Sale with gently used holiday treasures. A Coffee Room will provide an opportunity for socializing during shopping. The Cookie Walk will include thousands of cookies, bars and candies! Treats will include holiday items, such as lefse, krumkake, kringla, holiday breads, biscotti, assorted cookie platters and fudge, just to mention a few. Door prizes will be drawn at 2 p.m.; guests do not have to be present to win.
Come shop with your favorite vendors at the Christmas Showcase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 7 at Armory Square (at the corner of Highway 71 and 2nd Street). More than 30 vendors will participate. Bring the kids to see Santa Claus between 10 and 11:30 a.m. Help us help those less fortunate by bringing a food donation for our local food shelf. There will also be a silent auction with at least one item donated from each of the attending vendors with all proceeds will go to the Headwaters Intervention Center and the Pregnancy Resource Center. The Showcase is a Jingle Bells participant! For each $10 you spend at one of the attending vendors, you will receive a Jingle Bells ticket (up to 10 per purchase).
Check back for more details on these and other events
November 1 12th Annual Jingle Bells Sweepstakes promotion begins
December 6 & 7 Friends & Family Sale
December 7 Sweets, Treats & Treasures
December 7 Christmas Showcase at the Armory
December 6 & 8 Park Rapids Classic Chorale Concert
December 12 Jingle Bells Gala at Century School
December 19 Arts Downtown PR & Black River Revue Concert at Armory Square
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