Christmas In The Park

Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN

FREE Admission and refreshments

Activities for the Entire Family:

· Delight in a horse-drawn wagon/carriage ride – 26th 11 am-2 pm, 27th 11 am-5 pm

· Experience the “Streets of Bethlehem” featuring “Fire & Light” (formerly“ Audience of One”) youth theater troupe re-enactments and interacting with visitors. The walk includes a stop at the nativity–complete with live donkeys and sheep

· Observe live camels outside the magi tent

· Give the gift of giving:

o Write a note to a veteran that will be delivered to the VA Northern Indiana Health Services Facility on Lake Avenue. The cards will accompany the Christmas tree (beautifully decorated with red, white, and blue ornaments) that is on display at “Christmas in the Park.”

o Encourage local law enforcement officers through the Survival Kit package

o Contribute toward the postage to handpick a beautiful little dress to send around the world through the “Little Dresses for Africa” project

o Bring reading glasses to be shared with prisoners through ACJM

· View wide variety of beautiful displays in the heated pavilion including:

· Make Crafts: “Make it…Take it…Say Merry Christmas’”

· Food ideas: “Bake it…Take it…Say ‘Merry Christmas’”

· Enjoy Refreshments: Cookies and beverages in heated pavilion

Particularly Interesting for Children:

· A variety of beautiful life sized stuffed animals will be at a booth

with a game to win an edible prize for “feeding” the stuffed animals

· Making crafts and playing games with prizes–inside the tent

· Animal Grams Petting Zoo

· Watching the creation of animal balloons with opportunity to choose one to take home

Entertainment in Talent Sharing Tent

· Talented musicians, singers and speakers will entertain including Tom Didier singing solos and leading a sing-a-long at 1 p.m. on Saturday, the 26th

· Big Blast Ministries stage show at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, the 26th including creation of large balloon figures

BRING YOUR CAMERA/PHONE TO TAKE PICTURES BEHIND THE WORDS JOY, LOVE, OR HOPE

· Still time to use for customized Christmas card or as insert

Contact Person: Judi Hapke, Christ Child Festival Board Member 260-447-9437

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