Winter weather is currently upon us but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out and making some tracks around town. With several events to choose from there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the things happening in the community the next few days.
This evening is A Nite of Christmas Cheer along the Riverwalk. From 5:30pm-7:30pm Santa will be visiting with guests. There will be warming fires, roasted chestnuts, hot dogs, live reindeer, ice sculptures being made, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Santa will also be on the showboat from 10:30am-1pm on Saturday.
The Lowell Area YMCA is hosting A Day Out at Cherry Creek Elementary School on Saturday from 10am-2pm for kids 5-12. The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Each additional child is $10.
Saturday afternoon from 1pm-3pm stop by the new LowellArts location on Main Street and make a mosaic magnet with help from artist Diann Bartnick Borton. Materials needed will be supplied for a small fee. Make a one-of-a-kind gift for someone. As part of the Holiday Artists Market Saturday December 17 and 24 stop by to create a different work of art to take home.
From 6pm-8pm on Saturday visit Christmas in Fallasburg. The price of $20/adult helps the Fallasburg Historical Society maintain historic buildings. The event will take place in the schoolhouse where holiday music, wine, cheese, and a scrumptious buffet with a bonfire in Fallas Field are sure to make for a memorable time.
The Bowne Township Historical Commission’s Open House is also from 6pm-8pm on Saturday evening. Santa will be Santa will be in the schoolhouse. Outside the building see a live nativity.
Stop by the Wittenbach Wege Center for their annual luminary hike between 5pm-9pm. The event is free but a $5 donation is suggested. A candle lit path will guide you through the woods. If there’s enough snow on the ground snowshoes will be available for $4/person. Inside the center warm up with hot chocolate. Kids can work on a nature craft to take home. If the night hike isn’t an option an opportunity for a guided hike at the center is offered at 2pm on Sunday. Snowshoes will also be available at this time weather permitting.
When the weekend comes to an end the opportunities to participate in activities in the community continues. Youngsters 0-5 can stop by the Lowell Area Historical Museum with an adult for their monthly Museum for Tots program. This month’s theme is Christmas ornaments. Kids will be able to make a craft to take home. The activities take approximately 30 minutes and the cost is $1/child. Visit between 10:30am-12pm.
Monday evening from 6pm-8pm LowellArts will host a Holiday Open House at their Main Street location. Shop for unique gifts and listen to holiday music. Members receive 10% off purchases during this event.
Planning ahead? December 15-18 go see the Lowell High School Holiday Play. Shows Thursday, Friday, and Saturday start at 7pm. Sunday’s show is a matinée starting at 2pm. Tickets are $5 at the door.
If you’re looking for things to do in the Lowell community this weekend or anytime, look at the Greater Lowell Community Calendar. There’s always something fun to see and do!