Ho, Ho, Ho! Holiday Traditions Abound in Wells Branch!

990508-039As 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.

Luminary Festival • December 12 & 13
Experience the glow of the holidays as our trails light up with luminaries around Katherine Fleischer Park on December 12 & 13. 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 by Wells Branch Community Church.

WBNA sponsored craft tables and face painting will be set up both nights inside the Community Center and children will have the opportunity to make jewelry boxes for gifts, decorate ornaments, and color. Dianne Koehler and numerous volunteers will be on hand to assist the children with crafts and MUD staff will keep refreshments flowing.

Join us outdoors for a caroling hayride or a trip around the trails on the holiday express train to see the luminaries up close. We’ll be starting the hayride and train at 5:30pm so bring the little ones and come early.

Saturday night, the MUD will have live entertainment and children’s karaoke with Jessica Shepherd inside the Community Center. There will also be live entertainment outside both nights and indoor refreshments for all to enjoy in the newly renovated Community Center.

Holiday Most TraditionalHoliday Home Decorating Contest • December 15
Break out the tinsel and holly! Deck the halls, yard, trees, cars, dogs, cats… Let’s show some good ole WB spirit! The WBNA is sponsoring the Holiday Home Decorating Contest! Judging will begin on Sunday, December 15. For more details, please visit our website at wbna.us. If you’d like to help judge or nominate a home, email lights@wbna.us. Be sure and watch for the “Winners” as we post signs in their yards and feature the homes on Facebook and wbna.us!

Categories include: Most Original, Most Traditional, Most Elaborate, Best Use of Lights, Most Energy Efficient and new this year: Visible from Space & Most Patriotic. Winners in each category receive bragging rights and a gift card from Lowes.

Bell colorPolar Express Pajamarama • December 19 All aboard, for WBCL’s yearly Polar Express Pajamarama! Enjoy holiday crafts, hot cocoa and cookies, a bedtime reading of The Polar Express and a special visit from Santa Friday, December 19 at 6:00pm & 7:30pm! Advance online registration required.

Volunteers are needed to assist the FOL with decorations on Dec. 18 and to serve hot chocolate and supervise the snack table on Dec. 19 (two shifts). Sign up at http://www1.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=wb-fol

An Evening of Christmas Music for the People of All Ages • December 21
People of all ages are invited to join us for a festive evening of Christmas music on Sunday, December 21, beginning at 6:00pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Drive (at the corner ofSnowmen Caroling Color Wells Branch Pkwy & Wells Port Drive. The program will include a wide variety of both sacred and secular seasonal music and is open to all without admission. Tom Mitchell, Director of Music at St. Andrew’s said: “It is our intention to offer this delightful program as a gift to everyone in the St. Andrew’s community to help us all join more fully in the celebration of love, peace, joy, and hope in this special season. We hope that everyone will attend and bring friends, family, and neighbors with them.”

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