Old fashioned Christmas in the Heartland at Kiowa Sunday afternoon
Free movie: “Home Alone;” Pictures with Santa and free candy
November 29, 2017
Santa will be sliding his sleigh into Kiowa, Kansas, to see Christmas in the Heartland this coming Sunday, Dec. 3. Bring the kids to get their pictures with the Jolly Old Soul and give him their Christmas wish list starting at 1:30 p.m.
Kids can look forward to the movie (“Home Alone”) at 3 p.m. Word is that after the movie youngsters might get a bag of free candy ... that is, if they are on the “nice list.”Festivities begin about 1 p.m., when stores open downtown for your shopping convenience. Don't miss all the festivities in Kiowa's Community Building from 1 to 4 p.m., where over 20 vendors will have their unique items for sale.
Look for concessions by the Pistol Packin' Mamas. Don't forget to run by Kiowa's Senior Citizen Center to tour a display of over 70 nativity scenes. Located just east of the Corner Stop at Seventh and Main, the senior center will be open from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Cooks are asked to enter the chili cookoff. Those entering are encouraged to make their chili downtown outside of the community building, or they can bring the concoction to the community building by 3 p.m. Weather will determine if the chili is served inside or outside.
As in the past, the public can pay a nominal fee to sample all the chili and vote for their favorite starting at 3 p.m.Cash prizes will be given. Purchase a cinnamon roll to top off your chili. Water will also be available. To enter or get more information on the chili cookoff, contact Josh Myers at 620-825-4265 or Aimee Bryan at 620-825-6274.
Bundle up so you can enjoy the Lighted Christmas Parade that starts about 6 p.m. The parade will line up in the Plum Thickett parking lot on the east edge. Kiowa's Chamber of Commerce sponsors the fun Christmas in the Heartland. They ask that you enter the parade and come out for the entire afternoon and evening to really kick off your Christmas season.