Special Events & Festivals

Santa visits Kids Kampus


Photo by Steve Clark.

Laura Hursey (right), of Pathfinder Kids Kampus, encourages Charlotte Johnson to warm up to Santa Claus during a visit he paid to the Huntington childcare facility on Monday, Dec. 11.

Camel ride in Markle


Photo by Steve Clark.

Evan Wall (right), of Hoosier Camel Encounter, leads (from left) Deidre Gray, Briar Buckland and Esther Gray on a camel ride on Saturday, Dec. 2, during Christmas in Our Town festivities in Markle.

Mmm ...


Photo by Steve Clark.

Deb Princell (right) selects cookies to purchase with grandson Wyatt Berry at the Markle United Methodist Church cookie sale, held at the church on Saturday, Dec. 2, as part of the community’s Christmas in Our Town festivities.

Gift for a family member


Photo by Steve Clark.

Derek Lenwell addresses a gift to a family member in the Markle United Methodist Church’s gift-wrapping shop on Saturday, Dec. 2, during the community-wide holiday celebration, Christmas in Our Town.

Talking to the llittle ones


Photo by Steve Clark.

Santa Claus holds Emma Quickery on his knee in the Roanoke Public Library on Friday, Dec. 1. Santa and Mrs. Claus spent the evening listening to the Christmas wishes of the community’s children as part of Christmas in the Village.

All smiles


Photo by Steve Clark.

Children and their families are all smiles as Santa Claus arrives at the Roanoke Public Library on Friday, Dec. 1, as part of Christmas in the Village. Santa and Mrs. Claus took seats in the library and listened to children’s Christmas wishes.

Clauses arrive in Roanoke


Photo by Steve Clark.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Roanoke Public Library via firetruck on Friday, Dec. 1, to kick off the community’s two-day holiday celebration, Christmas in the Village.

Sounds of Christmas


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the Children’s Choir of Huntington County sing Christmas carols following the lighting of Sunken Gardens on Sunday evening, Nov. 26.

Roanoke’s Christmas in the Village set for Dec. 1-2

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus listen to the Christmas wishes of Anna Screeton (left) and sister Zoe during Christmas in the Village in the Roanoke Public Library last year. Christmas in the Village will take place this year Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2.
TAB file photo

Before Santa Claus makes his way down chimneys in Roanoke, he’ll be making his way down Main Street.

The arrival of Kris Kringle in the community on Friday evening, Dec. 1, will signal the start of Christmas in the Village, a two-day event featuring opportunities to meet Santa, purchase one-of-a-kind gifts at craft shows, enter a drawing for a $400 shopping spree and much more.

Lots of activities await both young and old at ‘Christmas in Our Town’

Santa Claus hands out candy canes to brothers (from front) Brant Perl, Blake Perl and Chase Perl during the Christmas in Our Town event last year in Markle. This year’s event will be held Saturday, Dec. 2.
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Lots of activities await Christmas revelers both young and older in Markle Saturday and Sunday, as Christmas in Our Town kicks off the holiday season.

Markle’s Christmas Lights Contest will illuminate the town, with voting by the public for the best displays, going on until Saturday, Dec. 2.

First prize is $75, second prize is $50 and third prize is $25. Votes can be cast at Town Hall or by emailing utilityclerk@markleindiana.com.

Luminaries will also be displayed in downtown Markle to light the evenings.

Lots of activities await both young and old at ‘Christmas in Our Town’

Santa Claus hands out candy canes to brothers (from front) Brant Perl, Blake Perl and Chase Perl during the Christmas in Our Town event last year in Markle. This year’s event will be held Saturday, Dec. 2.
TAB file photo

Lots of activities await Christmas revelers both young and older in Markle Saturday and Sunday, as Christmas in Our Town kicks off the holiday season.

Markle’s Christmas Lights Contest will illuminate the town, with voting by the public for the best displays, going on until Saturday, Dec. 2.

First prize is $75, second prize is $50 and third prize is $25. Votes can be cast at Town Hall or by emailing utilityclerk@markleindiana.com.

Luminaries will also be displayed in downtown Markle to light the evenings.

Santa to be at Hgtn. Twp. Fire Station

Community members are invited to visit with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Huntington Township Fire Station.

The event is free and all ages are welcome to take part in snacks, crafts and photos.

The fire station is at 939 N. Broadway, Huntington.

Spilling to Santa


Photo by Steve Clark.

Santa Claus listen to a Christmas wish from Evalyn Dolby at the LaFontaine Center on Friday evening, Nov. 24, after the Rotary Christmas lights illumination in downtown Huntington. Children and parents participated in a glow parade from the lights to the center.

Singalong


Photo by Steve Clark.

Tina Bobilya, event volunteer, leads a Christmas singalong before the lighting of the Rotary Park Christmas lights in downtown Huntington on Friday evening, Nov. 24.

Everybody wants to spend time with Santa


Photo by Steve Clark.

Steve Yoder (right), superintendent of parks and recreation for Huntington City Services, greets Santa Claus before the lighting of the Rotary Park Christmas lights in downtown Huntington on Friday evening, Nov. 24.

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