Hey Elk River friends! Get into the holiday spirit by joining the free festivities in downtown Elk River on Saturday, December 7 at Rivers Edge Commons Park.
Bring the little ones and grandparents too for fun at the petting zoo from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., and a little elf told us that Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on-site as well! The Bank of Elk River will take free photos of children on Santa’s lap, and gift bags filled with goodies and coupons from downtown businesses will be available to the first 300 kids in attendance. We welcome you to join in the giving spirit of the season by bringing a new, unwrapped toy for Operation Fill a Fire Truck, the Elk River Fire Department’s annual toy drive.
The Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m., providing a joyous and warm kick-off to the holiday season, no matter what the weather brings. There will be cookies and warm beverages for all as carolers sing holiday classics. Do you know a little one who would like to be selected to light up the Christmas tree with Mayor John Dietz? Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to enter a coloring contest where the winner will be chosen by our City Council to be the one to flip the switch. For more details, visit ElkRiverMN.gov/Santa.
Downtown Elk River is a great place for a stroll while taking in the holiday glow, not to mention lots of options to shop, dine and sip!
Happy Holidays, everyone!