Woodward, Okla. — Several Northwest Oklahoma communities have activities planned over the next couple weeks to celebrate the Christmas season.
SATURDAY, DEC. 1
Buffalo - At noon free hotdogs and drinks will be served near the Buffalo Theatre, with Santa set to arrive at 1:30 p.m. to give candy treats, hear what kids want for Christmas, and have their photo taken with him. Families can also enjoy a free screening of a Christmas movie starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Theatre. Then at 6 p.m., the community gathers for the lighting of its Christmas Tree and other holiday lights at Stone City Park.
Mooreland - Starting at 3 p.m. at City Park, children can visit with Santa, get candy treats and have photos taken with him. More information is available by calling Mooreland City Hall at (580) 994-5924.
Fairview - Buyers may take advantage of "tax-free" shopping from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fairview community merchants. Then at 6 p.m. at the Major County Fairgrounds, kids can visit with Santa, get candy treats and have their photo taken with him. The celebration will culminate with a fireworks display over the fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Get all the details by calling the Fairview Chamber of Commerce at (580) 227-2527.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5
Laverne - The Laverne Christmas Parade will start at 3:30 p..m., with floats traveling east from the football field, then looping back around to the town park. Lighted entrees are being accepted right up to starting time. There's no theme, but no Santa Clauses are allowed on the floats. Community residents will judge the entries. There is an entry fee, to benefit Laverne economic develop programs, and the top 3 finishers, based on the best decorations, will share $500.
Also on Dec. 1 in Laverne, there will be a drawing for 6 huge dollar signs, the public can enter free to receive a chance to win a share of well over $1,000.
The Chamber is also selling personalized community bricks, to mark Laverne's 100th Anniversary happening early next year. Sales will close Dec. 31, and proceeds also go to Laverne Main Street economic development plans.
Call the Laverne Chamber of Commerce for parade entry details and brick prices at (580) 921-3612.