Waupaca hosts Yuletide Trail
Holiday festivities Dec. 4 in downtown
The third annual Yuletide Trail will take place on Saturday, Dec. 4, in downtown Waupaca.
The Waupaca Area Arts and Culture Network, comprised of businesses and local organizations, created the Christmas event to celebrate the holiday in Waupaca.
The main activities of the Yuletide Trail will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with many shops and restaurants being open later.
The day incudes a Cookie Walk with stops at participating downtown shops to collect homemade cookies.
Inside the tins participants will find a special coupon book and a map to all the cookie stops.
A limited-edition collectable cookie tin may be purchased in advance at the Holly History and Genealogy Center, Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, Northern Home or Community First Credit Union. On the day of the event tins will be available on the City Square.
Tins are $20 and are limited. Sale of the cookie tins benefit the Waupaca Historical Society and are sponsored by Community First Credit Union.
Waupaca Community Theater Carolers will be strolling Main Street singing Christmas songs starting at 11 a.m., followed by a Community Sing-A-Long at 12:30 p.m. on the City Square.
Schedule of events
The City Square will also be home to make-a-craft, hot chocolate and popcorn, fire circles, Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Winter clothing, including snow pants, gloves, mittens, and boots for local school children will also be collected in the square. Sizes are 4T to 12.
Danes Hall will host an open house and be collecting Toys for Tots from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shops and restaurants will be open to welcome holiday shoppers with many offering specials through out the day.
Children will have the opportunity to pick up a free holiday book at Farmers State Bank, Hometown Pharmacy, Lucky Tree or the Waupaca Area Public Library. Then watch the Facebook page for the schedule of the online story-time, when a local talent will read the story and you can follow along. Each family should pick up just one book at a location.
The City Square will be adorned with a 10-foot Christmas tree decorated in red in the bandstand, awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus around 1 p.m.
Santa will tour the city starting at 11 a.m.. and end his neighborhood tour at the City Square.
Watch the Facebook page for details and a map to see which neighborhoods he will visit.
More details are available at the third annual Yuletide Trail FaceBook event: tinyurl.com/WaupacaTrail
The Waupaca Arts and Culture Network is a collaboration of Waupaca Historical Society, Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, Waupaca King and In Between Retailers, Waupaca Community Arts Board, Winchester Academy, Waupaca Area Public Library, Danes Hall, Waupaca Rotary Club and city of Waupaca.