Soon the star on the rock will be shining bright! The lights will begin to shine in the neighborhood. Even though Thanksgiving is still days away, you can’t help but get excited for the holidays. Why? Because in The Meadows, we celebrate in style. A lot will be happening over the next few weeks to celebrate the season. I thought I’d give you a quick rundown of all the holiday events happening right here in our neighborhood.
Holiday In The Meadows – Saturday, December 1
Celebrate the season with Santa and Mrs. Claus all day at The Grange. This annual holiday party at The Grange takes place on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring the family and get a free picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy warm hot chocolate, Christmas carols, holiday treats, get a sneak a peek at Santa’s Reindeer and more. It’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Learn more here.
The Nutcracker – Sunday, December 2
A holiday classic returns to The Meadows on December 2nd from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Castle View High School. Take the family to enjoy scenes from The Nutcracker performed by La Roche Dance Academy. The for this holiday event cost is $5 per person for Meadows residents and $8 for non-residents. Learn more and register here.
Holiday Wine Soiree – Friday, December 7
Take a night and enjoy a fun night out with friends and wine. The Holiday Wine Soiree at The Grange is one of the favorite holiday events among adults in the community. This year’s Soiree is on December 7th at 6:30 p.m. However you have to pre-register by December 1! Space is limited so register ASAP. To get in you just have to bring at least a 750ml bottle of red or chilled white valued at $10 or more to share. Learn more and register for this fun night here.
Winter Night Lights Drive – Thursday, December 13
The Holiday Night Lights Drive is perhaps the busiest nights on the streets of The Meadows. My wife and I love loading up the car (even my seventeen-year-old son likes this event) and driving through the neighborhood to check out the light displays. Last year there were some fantastic displays. This year’s drive will be on December 13th from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Stop by The Grange to grab some hot chocolate and cookies. On top of a good time, there’s a little neighborly competition! If you think you have the best holiday lights, register your home for the Winter Night Lights Competition. First, second and third place winners will be decided by the Winger Night Lights Committee and will receive prizes. To learn more and register your home for the contest click here.
Pancakes with Santa – Saturday, December 15
If your kids want to get one last note into Santa, this is their chance. Bring your kids to The Grange and your kids can enjoy a pancake breakfast with the big man himself. Don’t forget your cameras to capture this special moment. This is one of the most popular events during the holidays so make sure you register early. In fact, to allow for more time with Santa, you can register for one of three time slots. The cost is $7 for kids ages two and older. Learn more and register to have pancakes with Santa here.
The holidays are full of fun in the neighborhood. As always, check out The Meadows Facebook Page for holiday events, updates and pictures.