Welcome Santa and enjoy fun activities for the whole family at the Andover Hometown Christmas celebration this December.
The event will be held in Andover Central Park on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
“This is truly an event where the community benefits as we are asking attendees to bring canned or staple foods, new toys, or monetary donations as an admission fee. These donations will go to the Andover Food Bank and Caring and Sharing.”
Central Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with luminaries lining the sidewalks, illuminated trees, and activities for everyone.
Additional activities will take place at City Hall, The Lodge, the Andover Public Library, and Capitol Federal Amphitheater.
Andover Hometown Christmas Activities
Things kick off with the Tree Lighting and arrival of Santa Claus at 5:30 p.m. Activities continue until 8 p.m. and include:
Pictures with Santa and live music at City Hall (Afterwards, if you take your phone or camera to the Andover Walgreens, they will give you 1 free 4 x 6 print of your picture!)
Chili cook-off at The Lodge (Tasting kits are just $2.)
Horse-drawn wagon rides through a luminary-lit Central Park
Making s’mores with Andover emergency responders around a fire pit
Holiday-themed crafts for kids to make and cookie decorating at the library
Live music provided by Andover schools
Hot beverages in all three buildings (City Hall, Library, & Lodge)
New this year! A light show coordinated to music will be held at the Capitol Federal Amphitheater®.
How much does Hometown Christmas cost?
Admission to Andover Hometown Christmas is the donation of canned/staple food items, new toys, or monetary donations, which will be distributed to deserving Andover families through the local Caring & Sharing program and the Andover Food Bank.
For more information, visit the Andover website or download the Andover Hometown Christmas flyer
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