Several area towns are planning community Christmas events in the next several weeks leading up to the holiday.

The members of the fire department in the town of Gage will be lighting the town’s annual Christmas light “island.” Then, on Dec. 15, Gage will host its annual Christmas Giveaway at the senior citizen center at 6 p.m. Drawings will be held for 10 Wal-Mart gift certificates and for a turkey. There will also be a raffle of a collection of girl toys and a collection of boy toys. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Gage Story Hour.

Mooreland will officially light its annual “Christmas in the Park” light show at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 . During that time the town will also have its “community sing” and Mooreland’s 4-H members will be selling hot chocolate. Santa is also expected to visit.

The Mooreland Christmas Parade will be Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Shattuck will host its Annual Main Street Children’s Shopping Mall Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shopping mall will be located in the Mason Building at 115 Main St. in Shattuck. Children who attend the event will be able to do their Christmas shopping with the help of volunteers and even have their gifts wrapped for them. No items at the shopping mall will exceed the price of $5. A visit from Santa will also be part of the children’s shopping experience.

Shattuck’s Annual Christmas Parade will be Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. The parade will run on Main Street Shattuck from the Windmill Farm to the railroad tracks. Several prizes will be awarded for floats in the parade.

Directly following Shattuck’s Christmas Parade there will be a Frito chili pie and soup benefit at the Shattuck High School cafeteria. Proceeds will go to the Shattuck Science Fair.

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