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Plattsburg Community Christmas Celebration
Friday, November 30th, 2012
Saturday, December 1st, 2012

The Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 3rd annual Plattsburg Community Christmas Celebration event!

An evening and whole day of Christmas activities for you and your family to enjoy.

"Christmas Toys and Sweet Treats"
2012 theme
 

 

Friday night, November 30th activities (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Festival of Trees
      Time:       6:00 - 8:00 PM
      Location: Laclede Hotel Motel -- Main Street
      Sponsor:  Plattsburg Community Christmas Committee, various organizations that decorate trees charity
      Cost:        Free -- Tickets can be purchased to "vote" for your favorite trees
                                    All ticket donations go to local organizations
For the 2nd year in a row the Laclede Hotel/Motel lobby is turned into a Christmas Wonderland with up to 10 beautifully decorated Christmas Trees.   Festival of Trees is open this Friday/Saturday and next week at same time.
Plans are to have free refreshments available before/after the Christmas parade.
 
 Saturday, December 1st activities (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
 Business Decorating Contest
      Time:       All Day
      Location: Various Downtown Stores
      Sponsor:  PlattsburgMo.com
      Cost:        Free
As you stroll downtown take special attention of the store fronts and remember the name of your favorite store front decorations.   Annual Business Decoration contest will be going on December 2nd-17th and this would be a perfect day for you to vote for your favorite.
Voting can be done inside any of the decorated Stores.
 Artisan & Craft Booths, Food
      Time:       9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      Location: Community Courtyard
      Sponsor:  Broadway United Methodist Church
      Cost:        Free admission, popcorn and door prizes
                       Cookies and Candy sold by the pound
                       Artisan & Craft Booths, and food have various prices
Jump starting the day is the Forever Christmas Bazaar at the Community Courtyard.  Trimmed in the season's finest holiday decor, this annual event is a crowd pleaser.
Browse the many artisan booths and purchase something for yourself or for your friends & family or stop by Cafe Noel to warm your spirit with some piping hot soup, chili, or coffee.  While you're there, sample a homemade piece of pie or a variety of other desserts. The Candy Shoppe will satisfy any sweet tooth, with its wide assortment of cookies, candies and fudge sold by the pound. Sugar free items are also available. Presented by the Broadway United Methodist Church, you'll find a little something for everyone here.
Santa Visit Registration, Letter's to Santa, Christmas Movies
     Time:       9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,  2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     Location: Community Courtyard (upstairs)
     Cost:        Free
Don't like waiting in long lines to see Santa after the parade?   You don't have to with Santa Visit Registration.   When you register to see Santa you will be given a card indicating a group you are in to see Santa and an approximate time that your group will start.   This allows you to enjoy all of the other Santa Visit activities and still get your turn to see Santa.

Don't worry about missing your group, you can see Santa any time after your group has started (their will be a sign indicating what all groups are seeing Santa along with announcements).

Did not have time to register before the parade?  No problem, come up and register after the parade and you will still be given a card and approximate time. 

Santa has time for all of the children, he will not leave until all children have had a turn and a free picture. 

After registering let your child make a letter to Santa and drop in Santa's Mail Box or show Santa during their visit.  There will also be Christmas movies playing all day long.
Shopping & Eating
     Time:       All Day
     Location: Various Locations
     Cost:        Various
In between all of the other activities, take some time to browse our quaint specialty and antique shops. You may find just the right gift for that someone who is hard to buy for.  The downtown merchant's windows will be all decked out for Christmas, so go by them and cast your vote for the "best decorated."  As long as you're here, plan on eating lunch or dinner in one of our local restaurants: many establishments will offer special items or kid's Christmas menus for the day.
Little Mr. & Miss Merry Christmas Contests
     Time:       11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
      Location: Community Courtyard (upstairs)
      Sponsor:  Woodward Real Estate
      Cost:        Free, Pre-registration requested
Think you're child has style and charisma, or is just too darn cute to resist?  Then why not enter him/her in this year's brand new Mr. & Miss Merry Christmas Contest at the Courthouse.  Designed for younger children (ages 2nd grade and under), your little ones will dazzle the audience with their charm, personality and holiday look.  Winners in each age group will have the opportunity to ride in the Christmas Parade.  
Kid's Penguin Patch Holiday Shopping
     Time:       11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     Location: City Hall
     Sponsor:  Clinton County PTA
     Cost:        PTA's cost of merchandise -- it is not a fund raiser
Be sure to let your youngsters check out the Penguin Patch Holiday Shop held in City Hall. Sponsored by the PTA, this adorable "small mall" will allow your child to secretly shop and wrap your Christmas gifts with the assistance of adult helpers.  Prices of the gifts vary but they do have a kid friendly budget in mind: many items for under a $1 and several items in combination can be purchased for under $10.  Your kids will have fun shopping and will enjoy being your "secret Santa." 
Puppet Show with Black Lights
     Time:       1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
     Location: Community Courtyard (upstairs)
     Sponsor:  B.I.G. F.I.S.H. from Baptist Church
     Cost:        Free 
Have you ever seen a puppet showing using black lights?  If you have you know it is something not to be missed.   Watch as the puppets come alive with music to entertain the whole family.
Christmas Parade
     Time:       2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
     Location: Main Street Down Town
     Sponsor:  Plattsburg Community Christmas Committee
     Cost:        Free
Plattsburg's second annual Christmas Parade!  Be sure and get a good viewing spot downtown because you won't want to miss any of the holiday floats that pass by.  Kids will love seeing and "hugging" the adorable costumed characters like Frosty the Snowman, Santa's elves and reindeer, along with a polar bear, tin soldier and more.  And of course, no Christmas Parade would be complete without the conclusion of Santa riding in on a fire truck! 
Santa will be getting off right in front of the Courthouse to welcome all of the children and to give prizes for the float contest.   Please stay on Main street and walk over with Santa to his Visit after prizes have been awarded.
Santa Visit
     Time:       2:30 p.m. (after parade) - 4:30 p.m.
     Location: Community Courtyard (upstairs)
     Sponsor:  Plattsburg Chamber of Commerce
     Cost:        Free
After the parade, your kids will enjoy chatting with Santa, who will be seated on his throne at the Community Courtyard.  Once their pictures are taken with Santa, and their Christmas wishes "secure," kids can enjoy the rest of the Santa Visit by decorating a gingerbread house, making a craft, getting their face painted or taking a ride on the Christmas Trolley with the costumed characters from the parade.  Sponsored by Plattsburg Chamber of Commerce, in association with RT Photography, PTA, Rotary of Plattsburg, 4-H, and Broadway United Methodist Church.
                     
And the best part is the Santa Visit is completely FREE!
 
For anyone who has children or just loves the Christmas season, this is a family day that shouldn't be missed!
 

 

Event Schedule


Plattsburg Community
Christmas

Home

Plattsburg Christmas Magazine
Schedules and Information

Parade Entry
Information

Christmas Light Parade
and Mayor's Christmas
Lighting Ceremony

Dec 5

Awards Ceremony and
Indoor Light Show
Dec 5

Festival of Trees
Dec 5-6

Business
Decorating Contest

Dec 1-13

Christmas Celebration
Dec 6
(details below)

Tour of Churches
Dec 13


Plattsburg Community
Christmas Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 6th

Forever Christmas
Bazaar

9am-3pm

Santa Registration
9am-3pm

Letters to Santa
9am-3pm

Festival of Trees
9am-3pm

Christmas Bingo
9:30am-10:30pm

Small Mall
10am-3pm

Mr. & Miss Merry
Christmas Contest

10:30am

Mrs. Claus's
Cake Walk

11:15am-Noon

Santa Visit
1:30pm- 3pm

 

 
 
 
 
 

Web sponsored by:   

Plattsburg Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 134
Plattsburg, MO 64477
816-539-2649

 

Special thanks to The Clinton County Leader and RT Photography
for donating many of the pictures for use on this site and
to Marti Spease-Riddle for the picture of the Christian Church used in the header for this website.