Holiday traditions in Wells Branch continue to grow. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to reconnect with family, friends and neighbors and reach out to new folks who’ve recently joined our community. To all the regulars, we look forward to seeing you and if you’ve never attended a community event here, please make time to come and join your neighbors in the festivities.
Wells Branch Holiday Celebration Weekend! • December 13-15
We have a fun-filled holiday weekend planned for December 13-15 in Wells Branch as several of our community organizations have joined together to host holiday events.
Luminary Festival • December 13 & 14
Experience the glow of the holidays as our trails light up with luminaries around Katherine Fleischer Park on December 13 & 14. Once again, the WBNA will be hosting Friday night’s events and the Wells Branch MUD will host Saturday evening. Santa will be visiting the Homestead Cabin both nights from 6-9pm with FREE photos provided again this year by WB Community Church.
Craft tables will be set up Friday night inside the Community Center and children will have the opportunity to make jewelry boxes for gifts, decorate ornaments, and color. Dianne Koehler, the women of WB of WB and numerous volunteers will be on hand to assist the children with crafts and keep refreshments flowing.
Join us outdoors for a caroling hayride or a trip around the trails on our holiday express train to see the luminaries up close. This year, we’ll be starting the hayride and train at 5:30pm so bring the little ones and come early. There will be plenty of time to do the hayride, train and still get to the library for Pajamarama on Friday night!
Saturday night, the MUD will have live entertainment from Jessica Shepherd inside the Community Center and a Holiday Dance Program. There will also be live entertainment outside both nights and indoor refreshments for all to enjoy in the CC. Times are to be announced, so keep an eye out on the website www.wellsbranchmud.com for performance dates and times.
Polar Express Pajamarama • December 13
All aboard, for WBCL’s yearly Polar Express Pajamarama! Friends of the Library will sponsor Polar Express Pajamarama at Wells Branch Community Library on Friday, December 13 at 6:00pm & 7:30pm. Enjoy holiday crafts, hot cocoa and cookies, a bedtime reading of The Polar Express and a special visit from Santa! Advance online registration required. Registration begins November 30th.
Break out the tinsel and holly! Deck the halls, yard, trees, cars, dogs, cats…You get the picture! Let’s show some good ole WB spirit! The WBNA is bringing back the Holiday Home Decorating Contest! Due to uncooperative weather the last couple of weekends, judging will be on Sunday, December 15 to give everyone a little extra time to decorate. YOU STILL HAVE TIME!
If you’d like to help judge or nominate a home (to make sure we don’t miss it), email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure and watch for the “Winners” as we post signs in their yards! Categories include: Most Original, Most Traditional, Most Elaborate, Best Use of Lights, and Most Energy Efficient.
A holiday tradition, Northwest Elementary once again hosts Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14 from 9am-Noon. The PTO will be serving a pancake breakfast with sausage and orange juice for $3. They’ll have a market set up inside with vendors and craft tables, and don’t forget the best part: a visit with Santa!
Christmas on Angel Street • December 15
A modern musical theatre parable for people of all ages reaffirms the TRUE meaning of giving and is scheduled for presentation at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (14311 Wells Port Dr. at Wells Brach Pkwy) at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2013.
Christmas on Angel Street tells the story of two children who are orphans who live alone in a room behind the local hardware store. Their only means of support is money made by the older sibling by selling newspapers at the corner of Angel St. and Grand. The older sibling wants to find money to purchase a special Christmas present for the younger sister. This situation leads them to involvement with The Colonel and the members of the Angel Street Gang, and subsequently to an encounter with a kind and loving gentleman and his daughter which teaches a profound moral lesson that will stay with the two children for the rest of their lives.
This original musical was written by Conne Cross Smith and Tom Mitchell. Tom currently serves as Director of Music Ministry at St. Andrew’s. The presentation is offered as a gift to our community without admission charge. We will be having cookies & hot chocolate after the presentation. We hope you will join us in celebrating Christmas in Wells Branch!