It's that time of year again! Christmastime brings out a bit of the child in all of us! Whether looking at the Christmas lights, going gift shopping, or spending extra time with family, there's so much to love about this time of year! As always, Sparta has got all of the activities for you to celebrate the Holidays locally!
Shop Sparta | November 17, 5-8 pm
One of our followers once called it "a hallmark moment" and we couldn't agree more! This event kicks off all of our Holiday activities, and what a way to do it! The shops will be open, making it a great time to get some Christmas shopping done. Vendors will also be located at Dance with Me and North Kent Eagles. In Sparta Town Square, we'll have s'more roasting, hot cocoa, food trucks, and roasted chestnuts! At 6, watch the dazzling lighted parade! Immediately following the parade, our special guest star, Santa Claus himself, will countdown the tree lighting! From 6-8, wander over to the Sparta Civic Center for live Holiday music, a doll display, cookies, cider, and a cash bar. At 7, the Sparta Lions Club will be having their annual turkey and wreath giveaway. And don't forget about the grand finale: a spectacular fireworks show! It truly is a Christmas event that is not to be missed!
Winter Wonderland Sip & Shop Sparta | Every Friday in December
Invite your friends to Sparta to hang out and support local! Grab a drink from our social district stops, and window shop in Sparta's beautiful downtown! Explore a new business, get a delicious meal, and shop local for the holidays! This is the perfect time to get a night out and finish up Christmas Shopping!
Santa Visits & Holiday Hayride | Throughout December
One of the most magical moments for young kids is meeting Santa, and we will have many opportunities for you to do just that in Sparta! Skip the long lines for a mall Santa and join us in the Winter Wonderland located in the Sparta Chamber of Commerce building (194 E Division). Many of the dates also include a Holiday Hayride! Take a short ride through Sparta on our wagon and see the charming sights of Sparta during Christmastime! Check out the dates below to see when Santa will be in town!
12/5 - Santa Visit & Holiday Hayride | 5-7 pm
12/8 - Santa Visit & Holiday Hayride | 5-7 pm
12/9 - Santa Visit *at the Sparta Library* | 10 am-Noon
12/11 - Santa Visit *Pets Welcome!* | 5-7 pm
12/12 - Santa Visit & Holiday Hayride | 5-7 pm
12/15 - Visit Santa and his reindeer & Holiday Hayride | 5-7 pm
12/16 - Santa Visit & Holiday Hayride | Noon-2 pm
12/19 - Santa Visit & Holiday Hayride | 5-7 pm
12/22 - Santa Visit & Holiday Hayride | 5-7 pm
12/23 - Santa Visit & Holiday Hayride | Noon-2 pm
Stroll Through Candy Cane Lane
Candy Cane Lane is a favorite Sparta Tradition! It's a nice and easy stroll through beautiful Christmas lights and inflatables. It's a perfect way to get your family in the holiday spirit! It's on display along the paved sidewalk behind the library anytime from November 17 to January 31 at 80 N Union St. Make a night of it and get dinner or hot chocolate afterward! Support local and have fun with the family all at once!
Write Letters to Santa
Get your markers and crayons ready to write a letter to Santa Claus! Bring your letters to our big red mailbox outside of the Chamber of Commerce building (194 E Division) and include a return address to get a reply! Make sure to put your return address in the letter as well as on the envelope, or put your envelope in a plastic baggie so that even if snow makes its way into the mailbox, Santa will know an address to send a reply to!
There is so much Christmas fun to look forward to this year! Make sure to stop by and join in the fun! We are excited to see you there!