Appleton City Christmas in the Country

The 26th Annual Christmas in the Country will be Saturday, December 3, 2022. Start the day off with a Holiday Latte and pastry at 4th Street Fika open 8-2.

Many local businesses will be open 9-2 including 3 Wishes with Christmas music, pottery, mosaics and crocheted rugs; 11-9 Cork and Keg will offer wine sample, two Missouri wines on sale and Christmas Baskets; Petals West Open House, Rural Roots 9-2 has a wide selection of apparel, stocking stuffers, candles, leather accessories and much more and Salmon Enterprises will offer their Beef Sticks in holiday packaging. 9-2 Old Mill will have apparel and baked goods. From 9-12 you can purchase a Home Tour ticket at $10.

The Home Tour is sponsored by Second Saturdays. Jina’s Junque is in a new location at 115 W. 4th St, displaying recreated Christmas Décor Santas, snowmen and wreaths. Open 9-5. The Appleton City Library will have a Bake Sale 9-? and have Library T-Shirts and tote bags for sale. 11-1 Loaded Potato Lunch at the Forest Park Building by Hudson Hustler’s 4-H served with a dessert and drink for $10. Preorders and deliveries available. Park Building, 8:30-3:30 Emily Gilkey will offer insulated sublimation tumblers in a variety of sizes, sippy cups and koozies.

Holiday designs, caterpillar, beer and everything in between. What is Christmas in the Country without Santa? He will appear at the Park Building at 1:30 to visit with the children. Pictures may be taken. Treats and hot cocoa will be provided The Depot Craft Show will be 9-2 at the Railroad Depot, featuring vendors: Tom Holt Custom Woodwork, Sisters Candy Shop, Margie’s hand loomed rugs, and Mary Miller’s Sunrise Bakery, The Woodcutter, Warren Rauscher of Raymore, Michelle Berry’s afghans etc. and Laura’s jewelry.

There are two new excellent artisans this year, Zach Borland’s Metal Works and Garry Woodward of Backwoods Creations with his intricate wood creations. The Appleton City Museum will also have historical books and souvenirs. There will be a wide range of gift items for your shopping list and some very unique and quality pieces.