Appleton City Christmas in the Country Schedule for the Event

Appleton City’s 23rd Annual Christmas in the Country schedule

Businesses Open with Special Christmas in the Country Specials.  (Businesses denoted with a * are locations available to pick up a complete schedule, and are participating in a Holiday Basket Drawing.)  Holiday Baskets will be out to view and all completed forms must be turned in at the Depot by 3:00 p.m. to be eligible. You must visit at least three (3) participating locations and obtain a signature to be eligible for the basket drawings! 

8 – 10 a.m.:           Appleton City Junior Class/Prom All Nighter Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast in the High School Commons

                                   Choice of half (1 biscuit $4) or full (2 biscuits $6) orders. 

*8 a.m. – Noon:     Appleton City Library Open House 105 W. 4th St.

                                   Raffle tickets $1/each or 6/$5; 9 gift baskets available to win! 

Book signings by Morgan (Eye) Scott, author of autobiography, The ‘Eye’ in Team – Cinderella Wore Sneakers and Neoma      Foreman, author of Collision with Destiny.

*9 a.m. – Noon:     Kreisler’s Country Pharmacy (Discount drawings, refreshments) 121 W. 4th St.

*9 a.m. – Noon:     DownDog Fitness (FREE HIIT Yoga class at 9:30 a.m., athletic apparel, gift cards, etc. available) 105 E. 4th St

                                   *Free Coffee and Cookies at 103 E. 4th Street (Soon to be coffee shop)                  .

*9 a.m. – 4 p.m.:   Rural Roots Salon & Boutique (Bring an item for the community food pantry and receive an additional 10% off your purchase)

*9 a.m. – 2 p.m.:   Petals West Florist (coffee, juice, snacks) 412 N. Hickory St. Christmas decorations, seasonal décor, plants, fresh arrangements   

*9 a.m. – 2 p.m.:   3 Wishes (handcrafted gifts, art, pottery, live music) 109 W. 4th St.              

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.    Cork and Keg (serving a hot beverage) from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) 401 N. Poplar St.

*9 a.m. – 3 p.m.:   ACLR Depot Craft Show at the Depot & Durley Hotel 301 N. Walnut

Featuring:  Julie and Tammy w/ handcrafted candies; Mrs. Miller with pies, candies, jellies and breads; Kenna’s American Girl   doll creations; Tom Holt with his wooden creations; other crafters also with knitted items, scroll saw art, handcrafted jewelry! 

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.:     3rd Annual Appleton City PTO Holiday Shopping Extravaganza Appleton City HS Gym

Over 25 vendors featured: Mary Kay, Rustic Honey Mobile Boutique, Scentsy, Furniture by Nelma, Lilla Rose Hair    Accessories, Funky Junktiques, Paparazzi Jewelry, Just Jewelry and JJ’s Boutique, LulaRoe Clothing, Pampered Chef,   Tupperware, hand-crafted Christmas wreaths by Pam Karr, Shelly Mulani – Bales Art and Illustration, Jean Harris/author of   Biscuit the Cat, wooden crafts and rustic home décor/holiday décor, plus more.

*9 a.m. – 2 p.m.    Appleton City Elementary – Scholastic Book Fair – supporting our children! School Library

*10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Grey and Kae Boutique (unique and trendy women’s apparel) 117 W. 4th St.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.:   Hudson Hustler’s 4-H Club – Baked Potato Bar in the School Cafeteria. $6/potato, dessert and drink. Pre-orders and deliveries 

2 – 4 p.m.:             Santa’s Workshop (Park Building in Forest Park) Sponsored by AC Park Board and Golden Apples. Santa will be ready to take    pictures and have a goody bag ready for each child.  FREE PICTURES, treats and hot cocoa provided.  *Please note: you may take pictures on your own devices with Santa.           

3 – 7:30 p.m.         First Baptist Church’s presentation of the Live Nativity 303 5th St.

3:30 p.m.:              Candy Cane Hunt with The Grinch – pictures available after the hunt            at Forest Park

      Children ages 0-12 will be separated into age divisions – Sponsored by Ellett Memorial Hospital

4 p.m.:                    Annual Appleton City Christmas Parade Lineup at Forest Park/Judging at 4:15 p.m.

4:20: – 4:50 p.m.:  Christmas Parade (theme – ‘Everyone is Santa’) begin and end at Forest Park               Main Street

4:50 p.m.:              Lighting of the “Mayor’s Christmas Tree in Forest Park                                 

5 – 7:30 p.m.:        1st Christian Church Soup, Chili, Ham & Bean, Hot Dogs & Dessert Supper/Holiday Music Come & Go  (beginning at 5:45 p.m.)