Holiday event to go virtual

Thursday, November 19, 2020

LE MARS — While we were hoping to start a new tradition in Le Mars by celebrating the most wonderful time of the year the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the COVID-19 pandemic had different plans.

With an uptick in the virus occurring across the state of Iowa and the country, the Hometown Christmas committee understands we cannot hold our event as originally planned, but we still intend to bring some joy to the Siouxland community this holiday season.

“While we are extremely disappointed that we are unable to provide the full Hometown Christmas experience, we know how important it is to still celebrate,” explained Cheryl Wells.

“This year has been such a challenge for all of us that we couldn’t let the pandemic stand in the way of bringing joy to the entire Siouxland community. We still intend to conduct a tree lighting ceremony that will be shared on Facebook to help spread the Christmas spirit. We hope you’ll join us by car, via social media or just by sharing a message of joy with family, friends and neighbors.”

Hometown Christmas Events Occurring

Friday, Nov. 27 — Drive-in movie featuring Elf at 6:30 p.m., at Total Motors (801 Hawkeye Ave SW)

Saturday, Nov. 28 — Video broadcast on Facebook at 6 p.m. featuring a 26-foot tree lighting ceremony, musical performance by the Browns, ballet dancers, and other Christmas surprises

Sunday, Nov. 29 — Sunday, Dec. 6 — Drive by the Olson Cultural Events Center to experience a winter wonderland from the safety of your vehicle

Downtown Le Mars — Festive photo stations located through the downtown for the Christmas season

Hometown Christmas is a new event offered by the community of Le Mars. The overall goal of the event is to support local business and bring people together for Christmas joy during the most wonderful time of the year.

Learn more by following us on Facebook at /ChristmasInLeMars and @ChristmasInLeMars on Instagram.

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