Appleton City’s 25th Annual Christmas in the Country Schedule

Saturday, December 4

Businesses Open with Christmas in the Country Specials.  Those denoted with a * are locations available to pickup 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.  Must visit at least three (3) participating locations and obtain a signature to be eligible for the basket drawings! 

Businesses Open

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

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

*7 a.m. – 11 a.m.:     4th Street Fika                                                                   103 E. 4th St.       

*9 a.m. – 4 p.m.:       Rural Roots Salon & Boutique    (lots of specials)                          111 W. 4th St.

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

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

*9 a.m. – 2 p.m.        Grey and Kae Boutique (hot cocoa, cappuccinos, candy, unique and trendy women’s apparel)                                                                                                                       117 W. 4th St.

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.        Cork and Keg (serving a hot alcoholic beverage, as well as a non-alcoholic option 

                        from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)                                                 401 N. Poplar St.

Special Events

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

*9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: ACLR Depot Craft Show at the Depot                                          301 N. Walnut

Featuring:  Tom Holt’s Custom Woodwork, The Wood Cutter from Raymore, Sister’ Candy Shoppe, Margie’s Rag Rugs, Mary Miller’s Sunshine Bakery, Jina’s Junque, Linda’s Cookies and Crafts – sugar cookies by the dozen, wooden ornaments, yarn trees, gnomes, recycled salt/pepper shakers; Michelle Berry’s afghans, scarves, etc.., Landmarks’ 150th Books & more!

9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.:    5th Annual Appleton City PTO Holiday Shopping Extravaganza            Appleton City Elem Gym

*9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Appleton City Elementary – Scholastic Book Fair – supporting our children!    School Library

1 – 3:00 p.m.:   Santa’s Workshop (Park Building in Forest Park) Open!  Santa will be taking 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! Sponsored by AC Park Board

1 – 4:00 p.m.    First Baptist Church’s presentation of the Live Nativity                               303 5th St.

3:15 p.m.:         Candy Cane Hunt with The Grinch – pictures available after the hunt          Forest Park

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

4:00 p.m.:         Annual Appleton City Christmas Parade Lineup at Forest Park/Judging at 4:15 p.m.

4:00: – 4:35 p.m.:      Christmas Parade (theme – ‘A Whoville Christmas’) begin and end at Forest Park        Main Street

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


11 a.m. – 1 p.m.:       Hudson Hustler’s 4-H Club – Baked Potato Bar                           AC School Cafeteria 

Enjoy a delicious loaded baked potato served by the local 4-H club in the cafeteria! $7/potato, includes dessert and drink.  Pre-orders and deliveries available.