Old Town Country Christmas in Auburn

Old Town Country Christmas in Auburn

Saturday December 10TH & December 17th, 2011 ~ 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Prepared by: Linda Robinson

If the Holiday Season puts you in the mood to regain some of the spirit of Christmas past, with caroling a fireplace and hot cocoa, then Old Town Auburn with it’s 25th Annual Country Christmas celebration is the place to be.

On two Saturday nights, December 10th & 17th, the streets of Historic Old Town Auburn come alive with Christmas spirit as they are transformed by this popular holiday event. From 5 until 9 each night, the whole community is invited to share in the holiday fun.

Crafters and Artists of the quality our local area is known for, will have their wares on sale for that special one-of-a-kind Christmas gift.

Many local non-profit organizations will be providing a food selection to take care of the dining needs of you and your whole family, in the best of “alfresco” dining. As in years past, the local Volunteer Fire Department will be serving their traditional clam chowder in French bread bowls, Café Delicias will spice up your step with snappy Mexican specialties, and there are all manner of cookies, cakes, hot chocolate and cider, funnel cakes, Kettle Korn, barbequed pulled pork sandwiches, the Native Sons famous baked potatoes, chili and warm ginger bread with whipped cream, and, roasted chestnuts. Sound good? Come for dinner and enjoy the rest of the show!

In the center of the plaza, you can warm yourself by the bonfire as you enjoy some of the fine entertainment scheduled this year. Local cloggers will be on hand to liven your mood and set your feet to tapping. As always, Santa and the Christmas Tree Lady will have candy canes for the kids, young and old. John Crabtree, the chimney sweep will make his traditional appearance, and, the “Sugar Plump Fairies” may make an appearance. The Thunderfoot Cloggers, the Auburn Brass Ensemble and dancers from InSync School of Dance and Pamelot Dance School are just some of the entertainers lined up this year, and, J and J Performing Arts from Lake of the Pines will be singing many traditional Christmas songs. Families can get an experience of olden holidays by taking a ride on the hay wagon pulled by two giant draft horses. Back again this year is Never Cry Wolf Rescue allowing visitors to get up close and personal with these magnificent animals.

In years past and Christmas long ago, the community; friends, neighbors and families would share the Holiday spirit by gathering in the town square, visiting, enjoying and participating in the good cheer of the season. You and your family are invited to share in that same spirit, so mark your calendar and spend some time in Historic Old Town Auburn with our 25th Annual Country Christmas.

For added enjoyment, come see Old Town ‘s beautiful Christmas lights and decorations and visit the many specialty shops and restaurants. Admission is free and we provide a free shuttle from the Fairgrounds. Many Old Town merchants are extending their hours through December on Friday and Saturday nights until 9 p.m. This is an all weather event. No rain dates are scheduled.

For more information or applications for Country Christmas: Linda Robinson 530/888-1585, sunriver@inreach.com or visit our website: www.oldtownauburnca.com

5-5:15 Flag ceremony and Anthem
5:15-5:45 Auburn Brass Ensemble
6:00-6:30 Scottish Country Dancers
6:45-7:00 Linda’s Christmas Story
7:15-7:45 Pamelot School of Dance
8:00-8:45 The Thunderfoot Cloggers