Hometown holiday in New Prague

The season is here for a “Hometown Holiday” in New Prague as the area businesses celebrate the holiday season with special events.

Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday, Nov. 26, and lasting until Christmas Eve on Friday, Dec. 24, there will be lots of holiday happenings for any age.

Santa will be in New Prague on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through December. Santa’s visits include:

Kubes Furniture Thursday, Dec. 2, 4 to 6 p.m.

New Prague Video Saturday, Dec. 4, Noon to 2 p.m.

I’ve Got Connection Tuesday, Dec. 7, 4 to 6 p.m.

New Prague Community Center Thursday, Dec. 9, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

(Santa will be in the Holiday Parade of Lights at 6:30 p.m.)

Drug Express Saturday, Dec. 11, Noon to 2 p.m.

New Prague Middle School Tuesday, Dec. 14, 4 to 8 p.m.

Mala Strana Health Care Center Thursday, Dec. 16, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

AmericInn Saturday, Dec. 18, Noon to 2 p.m.

McMahon’s Drug and Gifts Tuesday, Dec. 21, 4 to 6 p.m.

Sleighbell Saturday returns this year on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to New Prague businesses offering holiday specials, door prizes and refreshments, the local Girl Scouts are providing complimentary child care at City Hall. Mrs. Claus will again make an appearance at local businesses and City Hall.

The Holiday Parade of Lights, featuring a variety of lighted floats and vehicles, is Thursday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Before the parade begins the Girl Scouts will be caroling in the “pocket park” on Main Street between New Prague Pets and Tupy Insurance. The parade starts off at St. Wenceslaus, then travels west on New Prague's Main Street. After the parade Santa will be at the New Prague Area Community Center which will have open skating until 8:30 p.m. Youth through 12th grade are encouraged to bring unopened jars of jams, jellies, canned fruit or peanut butter, or any size new gloves, hats or mittens to Skate with Santa. These items will be donated to the Peace Center in New Prague and names of those donating will be entered for prize drawings.

New Prague shoppers have the chance to win $200, $150, $100 or $25 in New Prague Czechs. Each time you make a purchase at a participating chamber business your “Christmas Card” ($50 value) will be punched for the amount of your purchase. The more cards you fill (between November 26 and December 24) the better your chance to win. Drop off or mail your completed cards to the New Prague Chamber of Commerce, 101 E. Main St., P.O. Box 191, New Prague, MN 56071. Cards must be received or postmarked by noon, Dec. 31, 2004. Prize drawing will be held Monday, Jan. 3, 2005.

Holiday punch cards are available at participating businesses. You can find the list in the Chamber of Commerce ad found on page 6 of the Holiday Gift Guide in this week’s paper.

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