Holiday fun just around the corner

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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Santa Claus greets Trysten Gill along Center Avenue in Hardin with candy during the 2018 Christmas Stroll.

How fast the year flew by! It seems like just yesterday it was Little Big Horn Days, and now it’s time to break out the sweatpants and get ready for a turkey induced coma.

Aside from the tryptophan and pumpkin pie mania as we sluggishly meander from dinner to dinner, another major happening that is on the horizon is the on-set of the colder weather, as well as all the spectacular holiday fun that comes along with this time of the year.

The 2019 Hardin Christmas Stroll, which will be held on Dec. 6, has some awesome and exciting new developments chock-full of yuletide cheer coming our way.

The theme for this year’s Christmas Stroll is “A Gingerbread Christmas” and this year’s Christmas Stroll will not fail to deliver a colorful and Hallmark Movie type of Christmas-y joy.

Landa Uffleman, owner of The Farmer’s Daughter General Store, spoke to Big Horn County News about the fun things that have been added this year.

“I would love to encourage everyone to be involved in the parade,” said Uffleman.

With plenty of fun for the entire family to enjoy, if you have not attended the Christmas Stroll before, 2019 is definitely the year you want to start attending.

At 5 p.m. there will be a tree lighting ceremony in the middle of the Plaza on 200 block of Center Avenue, with the Parade of Lights to follow immediately after beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Big Horn Valley Health Center will also be sponsoring holiday games and hot beverages all evening with free giveaways throughout the evening.

There will also be a story time at 6:30 p.m., followed by a kid’s craft hour

The Depot will also be having a fundraiser chili supper, sponsored by the Hardin Chamber of Commerce, and will also feature many different local vendors.

Kerry’s Cakes will also be sponsoring a cookie decoration station for $1 a cookie.

Santa Claus will also be making a special appearance at the Bob Smith Hardin Ford after the parade for everyone to stop by and visit with or get a picture taken.

Businesses on Main Street will be staying open later than the usual business hours from 5 to 8 p.m. for the various different storefronts to have their holiday specials for the community to enjoy this Christmas season.

To top everything all off, will of course be the fireworks display at 7:30 p.m. graciously sponsored by the Hardin Volunteer Fire Department.

Be sure to stop by the Big Horn County News Office during this year’s 2019 Christmas Stroll to purchase a paper or subscription for yourself or a friend. Make sure to also visit our warm-up station for a complimentary cookie and a cup of hot cocoa or hot cider sponsored by the Big Horn County News staff.

This year the newspaper will be having a raffle, one lucky person to win a free newspaper subscription before the conclusion of the night’s festivities.

Whether you are covered in lights on a big float or walking with some jingle bells, everyone is invited to be a part of this year’s Parade of Lights.

Any questions can be directed to the Facebook Event Page of the 2019 Hardin Christmas Stroll to see a schedule of the events. To pick up Parade of Lights entry forms, stop by The Farmer’s Daughter or call Uffleman at (406)-696-1786.