Nov 23, 2022

Hoisington gets festive with annual Christmas lighting on Friday

Posted Nov 23, 2022 9:40 PM

By MIKE COURSON
Great Bend Post

The weather outside might not be so frightful for the start of Christmas in Hoisington this year. Last Friday's temperatures dipped into the teens, but the sun will be back this Friday, Nov. 25, for the annual Christmas lighting. The city will light up the many lights and stars down and along Main Street, and Chamber Director Karen Baldyga said some special guests are coming to town.

"At 5 p.m., we will be welcoming Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus," she said. "They will be coming in on a tractor hay ride. Once they're delivered - Santa will be in his house listening to the wishes of the kids, and Mrs. Claus will be inside the chamber reading stories - we'll also have hot chocolate that has been donated by Perkins, and cookies that have been donated by the Community Women's Club."

Along with free tractor hay rides for all, Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics is sponsoring horse wagon rides for a third-straight year. "We're so excited to have them back," Baldyga said. "Everyone loves the tractor hay rides, and everyone also loves the horse and wagon rides."

Hoisington High School's Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Club will again be volunteering around Santa's house and helping people on and off the rides.

"They've been a tremendous help, so if you see those kids, wave to them and thank them for coming out on the holiday weekend to do this volunteering," said Baldyga.

Friday's holiday event runs from 5-7 p.m. at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce located at 123 N. Main Street in downtown Hoisington.