Three days of Christmas shopping in Kagawong

Visitors to the Kagawong Park Centre check out the great offerings at the Friends of Billings Library silent auction -2015

Christmas in Kagawong marks its 23rd year

by Sharon Jackson

KAGAWONG—What began in 1993 as Christmas in the Park is still going strong 23 years later. Members of the Billings Economic Development Committee (EDC), led by chair Sharon Alkenbrack, are hard at work with plans for this year’s Christmas in Kagawong.

The much anticipated annual event is scheduled for this Friday, November 18, Saturday, November 19 and new this year, Sunday, November 20,

Doors open at the Park Centre at 4 pm on Friday afternoon where vendors will have tables laden with fabulous gift ideas for that hard to shop for person on your list. Shopping till 8 pm.

Take a break from your retail therapy and head down to the main floor and enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings for $15. Members of EDC will serve from 5 to 7 pm.

Make sure you take time to take in Friends of the Billings Library’s 5th annual Silent Auction. Items are on display from 4 to 8 pm on Friday evening. There is sure to be something for everyone on your list. Or why not pick up a little treat for yourself.

The doors re-open on Saturday morning at 10 am when the vendors will be set up and silent auction items remain on display for bids. 

St. John’s Anglican Church parishioners will have baking, craft tables, and gift baskets for sale along with traditional Christmas cake and cider for a special warm up. Join them from 10 am to 3 pm.

Volunteers of the Museum Board don aprons and will serve lunch beginning at 11 am until 2 pm.

Saturday’s day of shopping winds down at 4 pm. Finish off your day in Kagawong by taking a walk or drive through Kagawong’s Prettiest Village and check out the Christmas tree in front of the Municipal office building.

Ms. Alkenbrack stated “the Boardwalk Shoppes will be open and offer outdoor activities.”

“Christmas in Kagawong has extended its hours to include Sunday,” shared Ms. Alkenbrack. Hours are from 11 am to 3 pm. Parents are invited to bring their children to have their photo taken with Santa. There will be a ‘Kid’s Christmas Shoppe’ on the main floor of the Park Centre with gifts ideas under $5 so they can purchase something special for friends, families and teachers and decorate a bag for gift giving.

Watch for ads in this newspaper and posters around the community and be sure to visit ‘Kagawong EDC’ on Facebook.