It's all about Christmas in Edmond

by Diana Baldwin Published: December 13, 2013

EDMOND — Christmas will be in evidence all over Edmond on Saturday. Holiday activities are planned for celebrants of all ages. Santa will arrive on a firetruck and then in an airplane.

Edmond Kiwanis Club will sponsor its annual Santa on a Firetruck. Santa will stop at 2 p.m. at the Multipurpose Activity Center in J.L. Mitch Park and 3:30 p.m. New Covenant United Methodist Church, 2700 S Boulevard.

Other stops are at 10 a.m. at Rose Lake Addition, just east of NW 178 and Portland Avenue; 11 a.m. at Acts 2 United Methodist Church, 4848 W Covell Road, and 1 p.m. at Sheffield Glen Addition, south of Second Street and east of Santa Fe Avenue.

At 6 p.m., Santa will be at Winter Night at the Children’s Safety Village, 5300 E Covell Road.

Edmond Fire Department’s Children’s Safety Village is decorated with more than 25,000 lights. Children can have their photo taken with Santa and a 1929 firetruck. There will be hot chocolate, winter tales from storytellers and sign-ups for a free smoke alarm as part of the silent hero program. It lasts until 9 p.m.

At 1 p.m., Santa will fly into the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport, 520 Airport Road, Guthrie. There will be hot chocolate, photos with Santa, candy canes and Christmas cheer.

At 2 p.m., the judging of the Gingerbread House Contest starts at the Edmond Historical Society and Museum, 431 S Boulevard.

Winners will be named in three age categories. The houses will be judged on creativity, appearance and use of materials.

At 11 a.m., free horse-drawn wagon rides are available in downtown Edmond. The rides start at Festival Market Place, 30 W First St.

Also at Festival Market Place, visitors can enjoy the Edmond Outdoor Ice Skating Rink. The rink is open from noon to 10 p.m. daily except on Christmas, when it’s open from noon to 5 p.m. The rink will stay open until 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

Cost is $10 for anyone over 5 years old, $9 with a military identification, $7 for people with skates and $5 for those under the age of 5.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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