November 24, 2012

Chelsea Hometown Holiday Festival This Weekend

From November 30 through December 2, downtown Chelsea will be decked out in holiday splendor to warm the hearts and  spirits of families throughout the community. Make sure to stop by for some hometown charm, browsing the shops or attending special events happening that capture the spirit of the holiday season.

Families are sure to enjoy the tree lighting ceremony, visits with Santa, the holiday of lights parade, plus the many other holiday activities and entertainment  throughout Chelsea. Throughout the weekend, gingerbread house displays are sure to tempt and treat, there are many entertainment options including the Nutcracker ballet, head on over to enjoy Christmas on the Farm, or sing holiday songs.  It's sure to be a holiday to remember for the whole family!

Here are some highlighted events that families might especially enjoy, although you can find more on the Chelsea Hometown Holiday event and activity schedule.


  • Kids Make-and-Take Pinecone Birdfeeder at  Gigi’s Flowers 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Holiday music performances at the Garden Mill noon - 5:00 p.m. 
  • Gazebo Rededication and “Tree Lighting Ceremony” at Pierce park 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Santa arrives in the American Legion Voiture 957 Train at Pierce Park 6:30 p.m.
  • Carolers throughout downtown Chelsea 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Live Nativity Scene and “Toys for Tots” drop site at the Palmer Ford Lot 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Children's crafts, stroytelling, cookie decorating and visits with Santa at the Chelsea Depot 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Breakfast with Santa at the Chelsea Comfort Inn 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Holiday music performances at the Garden Mill 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Kids Make-and-Take Pinecone Birdfeeder at  Gigi’s Flowers 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Free Chelsea Teddy Bear Factory Tours 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Children’s Christmas Bazaar at the First United Methodist Church. Event for kids in Preschool – 5th Grade By appointment 433-2344 or - No gifts over $5. Children can shop and wrap with "elfs" available to help. 1:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Free event for teens. Make personalized pillowcases, homemade body lotion, painted rocks, and more at the Chelsea District Library 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • “Gingerbread House Workshop” (call for reservation 475-1145) at the First United Methodist Church 1:00-2:00 p.m. and 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Chelsea Hometown Holiday Light Parade 6:00 p.m.
  • “After-Parade Party & Community Sing” at the Chelsea Teddy Bear Factory 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Events scheduled throughout the day with shopping discounts, entertainment and free refreshments.

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