Christmas in Conrad to be held this weekend

Santa and Mrs. Claus welcome youngsters who wish to put in their holiday requests at the Christmas in Conrad celebration in 2016. The annual event will be held in the downtown area this Saturday, with most of the main happenings scheduled between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. (Grundy Register file photo) 

Conrad’s annual Christmas celebration will return to town on Saturday with the theme ‘A Very Vintage Christmas’ and all of the usual attractions that have made it a hit in the past.


The events of the day will lead up to the now famous “Snowball Drop” at 5:30 in the middle of Main Street, during which attendees make a mad dash for the balls that provide deals and discounts with local businesses. Snowballs are redeemable inside of the old Carol’s building. The Conrad Fire Department will kick it off with a pancake breakfast at the station in the morning, and the Festival of Trees will be held at the First Presbyterian Church from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Most of the businesses in town will hold open houses throughout the day, and kids crafts will commence at 4:00 p.m. at the Conrad Public Library. Free trolley rides around town will also run from 5:15 to 7:00 p.m., and at 5:15, Santa and Mrs. Claus will light up the trees at Dorothy King Park before returning to the library, where kids can tell them about all of their Christmas wishes and the gifts they want. 


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