Tag: Santa Claus

Bank open houses, party at farm highlight Christmas events next week

Two local bank open houses and another appearance by Santa Claus highlight a variety of Christmas-themed events next week. Many of these events were announced recently by various local businesses and nonprofit organizations. The week’s fun will kick off with two appearances from 1:30 to 3 p.m. by Santa at […]

Weekend holiday events include play, Santa Run, carriages, films, concert

There are many entertaining holiday events planned this weekend in Arkansas City, starting with the Cherokee Strip Players’ interactive play “Trouble in Tumbleweed.” The production, which debuted Nov. 30, will have its final showings at 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2 at Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum, located south of Arkansas City […]

Local fourth-grader Vogele reads essay, flips lights switch at Merry Monday

Fourth-grader Noah Vogele was given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Nov. 20 to light the tree in downtown Arkansas City with Santa and Mrs. Claus. He participated in this year’s essay contest, a special opportunity given to one fourth-grader. Vogele’s winning essay won him a ride on a horsedrawn carriage to the […]

Christmas in the City to kick off with Merry Monday, tree lighting

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the City event will kick off with Merry Monday on Nov. 20 in downtown Arkansas City. Live music will begin and food vendors will open at 4 p.m. The festivities will continue until 7:30 p.m. Food vendors include Ark City […]

Tracking Santa sightings in downtown Arkansas City through December

Santa Claus will make several appearances next month in Arkansas City, starting with Merry Monday. Santa will be on hand to light the Christmas decorations and pose for photos with children starting at 6:15 p.m. Following Merry Monday, Santa can be found nearly somewhere in Ark City every weekend. North […]

Chamber invites local businesses to participate in Christmas in the City

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce seeks interested businesses to join its annual downtown holiday shopping promotional event. All businesses joining in Christmas in the City will receive a free ticket to the Nov. 15 Noon Networking Luncheon, “Boosting Your Business with Social Media.” Christmas in the City is […]

Finding a “personal relationship with God” more than simply talking to Him

For many years, I have heard the term “personal relationship with God” and wondered exactly what that statement entails. I understand what this term implies to those around us who are Christian. We, as individuals, spend time with God and maintain contact with Him. To those outside of our faith, […]

Christmas carriage rides canceled Dec. 17 due to extremely cold weather

Christmas carriage rides scheduled for Dec. 17 have been canceled due to the forecast of extremely cold weather. “Our apologies for this change,” Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce director Kammy Downs said in a release. “It is in the best interest of safety for people and the horses, (so) […]

Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus coming to Graves Drug this weekend

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will visit Graves Drug in Arkansas City this weekend. The Clauses will arrive at the drug store at 10 a.m. Dec. 17. There will be opportunities for parents to take photos of their children with Santa. Children also will receive a candy cane from St. […]

Shoppers can choose from multitude of events on Santa Saturday

Arkansas City area residents have a great selection of activities to attend this weekend. In addition to shopping specials and other activities, free gift wrapping will be available at Angels in the Attic, located 109 S. Summit St. The nonprofit organization will be host to the Soroptimists, who will provide […]