By Naomi Hatch
The Snowflake Heritage Foundation is gearing up for its annual Twelve Days of Christmas celebration, and encourages everyone to decorate their homes and businesses for the Christmas season.
In 1999 the foundation came up with a theme for the town, “Snowflake, the town where the Christmas spirit lives all year long.” To follow that theme, foundation members encouraged everyone to at least put a wreath on their door and, if possible, to put lights on their homes. The foundation board felt the efforts of so many brought a spirit of unity to the community.
Once again the foundation is encouraging people in the community to decorate their homes and businesses for Christmas. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. If you would like to have your home judged, please call 536-7471 and leave a message with your name, address and phone number. The winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Christmas Spectacular at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Snowflake Social Hall.
The Snowflake-Taylor Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to participate in a countdown to turn on the lights and welcome Santa to the community on Saturday, Dec. 1, on Main Street and First North in Snowflake. Each year excitement fills the air as everyone waits for the Christmas lights to be turned on, and the children wait for Mr. and Mrs. Santa’s arrival to receive their goodie bags. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. on the west side of Main Street.
The LDS Main Street Chapel will host the annual display of nativities. There will be performances through-out the evening on First North Street between Main Street and First West Street.
The annual lighting of the decorative streetlights and snowflakes is always a highlight of December first, making Snowflake’s downtown beautiful throughout the Christmas season.
On the second day of Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 2, a Christmas program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church, 1655 S. Main in Snowflake.
On Monday, Dec. 3, the second annual Frontier Lights will go on at 6 p.m. Come and spend a memorable evening with your family walking, driving or taking a wagon ride down Frontier Parkway, and enjoy the lights, a live nativity, a live Santa and his elf, several caroling groups and hot chocolate.
On Tuesday, Dec. 4, a Christmas program will be held at 7 p.m. at Calvary Community Bible Fellowship, 311 S. First East in Snowflake.
On Wednesday, Dec. 5, a Christmas program will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at Living Faith Christian Center, 505 S. Main St. in Snowflake.
On Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. the Smith Memorial Home, 201 W. Center in Snowflake, will be open for tours, and the Taylor Museum at Main and Center streets and the Pioneer Museum at 14 S. Fourth East will be open.
On Friday, Dec. 7, the Taylor/Snowflake Grand Ball will begin at 6 p.m. at the Taylor LDS Stake Center, 309 W. Willow, and will include dinner, a program and dance.
On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, the Snowflake-Taylor Chamber of Commerce Christmas Market will be held at Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church Community Center.
On Sunday, Dec. 9, an LDS Church performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Chapel, 48 N. Main St. in Snowflake.
On Monday, Dec. 10, the Valley View Baptist Church Christmas program will begin at 7 p.m. at 1212 S. Main St. in Snowflake.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 11 and 12, the Snowflake High School instrumental and choir concerts will begin at 7 p.m. at the SHS Auditorium.
On Thursday, Dec. 13, the Snowflake Junior High School Music Concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the SHS Auditorium.
On Friday, Dec. 14, performances of the Christmas Spectacular will be held at 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Come and relive history in the Old Snowflake Theatre where there will be entertainment, a movie and free popcorn at the Snowflake Social Hall Little Theater. The cost is $2 per person for the 3 p.m. show, and $3 per person for the 5:30 and 8 p.m. shows.
The Snowflake Heritage Foundation invites everyone in the community to participate in the Twelve Days of Christmas this year. Each day features a special program bringing the Christmas spirit to the community.
By Naomi Hatch