Several events are scheduled in Silverton to ring in the holidays, culminating in the Christmas Eve arrival of Santa Claus.
Yule Log Celebration and Sugar Plum Festival, Dec. 6
The fun starts on Sunday, Dec. 6, with the Yule Log Celebration and Sugar Plum Festival.
The event is from noon to 2 p.m.
Children are invited to the Kendall Mountain Recreation Area to search for the Yule Log and all the treasures that lead to it.
The child who finds the Yule Log receives a ride back down the hill to light the ceremonial fire.
Continue into the Community Center and receive treats from the Sugar Plum Fairy. Families are asked to bring a holiday dessert to share. For more information, call (970) 903-5647.
Town Tree Trimming, Friday, Dec. 11.
Silverton students decorate the town Christmas tree with homemade ornaments. Call Silverton School at 387-5544 for more information.
Holiday Bazaar, Dec. 12
Local craftsmen and artists sell their holiday merchandise at the American Legion Hall.
The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature local crafts, food, sleigh rides and more. Vendors should call to reserve space.
Call Vicky at 387-5095.
Silverton Community Holiday Dinner & Dance,
Reserve your table by calling 970-903-5647
Carolling around Town, Dec, 20
Begin/end at the First Congregational Church. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Dec. 20. All invited.
Santa Comes to Town, Dec. 24, 1 p.m.
The annual arrival of Santa Claus to Silverton is scheduled for 1 p.m. Santa’s sleigh will as usual land north of town and Mr. Claus will be escorted into town by the Silverton Fire Department. Greet Santa at the Town Tree for those last-minute Christmas requests, a Silverton tradition.
Church plans Christmas events
The First Congregational Church of Silverton is planning three special events for the Christmas season. All are welcome!
• Dec. 20, 5 p.m., Community Christmas Caroling.
Join your friends and neighbors as we bundle up and stroll Silverton’s neighborhoods for some old-fashioned Caroling. Meet at the Church Parsonage, 1060 Reese, at 5 p.m.. Music Folders will be provided for carolers. Return after singing for hot chocolate and Christmas goodies.
• Dec. 24, 6 p.m., Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Story and Songs.
Everyone is invited to First Church (1070 Reese) for a candlelight service on Christmas Eve. Yes, it’s the OTHER BIG “C” of Christmas — “CHURCH”!
This promises to be a meaningful, fun, (and relatively short) service. We’ll share the Christmas story and sing a bunch of familiar Christmas songs. Young and old, singles and couples, families and children, empty-nesters and not-ready-yets, miners, bankers, educators, and public servants, retireds and looking-for-jobbers, motorheads and tree huggers —
ALL ARE WELCOME! Let's celebrate Christmas in the traditional Silverton spirit of unity!
• Dec. 25, noon to 3 p.m., Community Christmas Dinner.
First Church, along with the American Legion Post #14, welcomes everyone in town to a celebratory Christmas feast! Turkey and fixings will be provided.
Contributions of additional side dishes or desserts are welcome, but not necessary. Come by the American Legion Hall to share the holiday cheer with friends and neighbors.