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Winter Nights, Holiday Lights event slated for Thursday

Santa House opens at 5 p.m.

November 26, 2012
Estherville Daily News

Santa House, carolers, shopping, window displays and TUBACHRISTMAS - Thursday, Nov. 29 is going to be a wonderful holiday night in Estherville.

The "Winter Nights, Holiday Lights" event starts at 5 p.m. around the downtown Estherville area. Santa House will open for the first time this season, and kids can visit with Santa from 5-7 p.m.

Be sure to enjoy late-night shopping at retail businesses and vote for which business has the best holiday window display. Voting forms can be picked up and returned to Santa House.

There will be wagon rides along South Fifth Street from 5-7 p.m. so be sure to enjoy this romantic holiday ride with your family or friends.

Carolers and tuba players will also be out adding holiday spirit throughout the town. Carolers from the ELC schools, Iowa Lakes Community College and Many Voices choir will perform around local stores so be sure to find them and show your thanks.

TUBACHRISTMAS will also be taking place around Estherville, as tuba players perform at 6 p.m. at Hy-Vee and 6.30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church.

At 7 p.m. in Library Square, carolers and TUBACHRISTMAS players will all give a lovely Christmas concert to end the evening. The public is welcome to join in as well.

Winter Nights, Holiday Lights is part of the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce's holiday promotions. For more information visit

The schedule is as follows:

n 5-7 p.m. - Santa House open.

n 5-7 p.m. - Holiday window display contest.

n 5-7 p.m. - Wagon rides (from South Sixth Street).

n 5-7 p.m. - Carolers (will perform alongside TUBACHRISTMAS players at 7 p.m. in Library Square).

n 6-7 p.m. - TUBACHRISTMAS (6 p.m. Hy-Vee, 6:30 p.m. United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. Library Square).

n 7 p.m. - Short holiday concert in Library Square with carolers and tuba players.



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