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With the turkey carved, it’s officially time to roll out Christmas in Mountain Home.
To start the holidays off right, the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its “Twelve Days of Christmas” festival starting this Friday.
The event will begin with vendors opening their booths on E. Sixth Street at 4 p.m. Several entertainers will be playing throughout the festival for the night at Veterans Plaza, including Tim Tibbs at 4:30 p.m. and St. Peter’s Church Young Adult Choir at 5:15 p.m.
A reading on the birth of Jesus Christ will be held at 5:30 p.m. following the festival’s entertainment. First Security Bank will host its tree lighting ceremony for Mountain Home following the reading at 5:40 p.m.
Following the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, the Chamber will start Mountain Home’s annual Christmas parade.
To enter the parade, residents must sign up with the Chamber before joining the lineup at 5:15. Each float that enters the parade will be judged on its theme interpretation, craftsmanship, and creativity. All floats are required to have a Christmas theme and should capture Mountain Home’s community spirit.
The Chamber will be providing Santa for the parade. Those joining the parade are asked not to bring Santas on their floats.
Parade entries will enter the parade off of Hwy 178 onto Butcher Drive. Floats will line up on the corner of Burnett and Buttercup. Hospital Drive is to remain clear for emergency and hospital personnel.
Other vehicles and tractors can assemble at the corner of Burnett and Beard St. Fire trucks and emergency vehicles participating in the parade will line up on Medical Plaza. The marching band and other walkers. Horses will gather in the parking lot of Cardiovascular Associates parking lot.
The festival will wrap up at 8 p.m.
For those looking for a hot pancake breakfast on Saturday, Mountain Home’s Rotary Club will be hosting its Rotary Pancake Breakfast in the cafeteria of Mountain Home Highschool from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Tickets for the pancake breakfast run $5 per person, with proceeds going to scholarships and youth services. To purchase a ticket, please contact Alison Fulton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa will also be attending the breakfast for the little ones before paying a visit to Ultimate Ford off of Hwy 62 W.