2023 WinterFest Full of Holiday Spirit

The holiday season is officially in full swing, which means WinterFest is almost here!  WinterFest is an annual event sponsored by the Ord Area Chamber to encourage shopping local and most importantly, celebrate commUNITY.  Here’s a look at all the events happening during the 2023 WinterFest event happening Saturday, November 25, 2023.

Fuel up for a fun filled day during Breakfast with Santa at Jubilee Events & Catering from 8:00-11:00 AM.  Enjoy a delicious free will donation meal, of which proceeds benefit the Ord 8th Graders field trip.  After giving Santa your wish list, gather on the Valley County Courthouse lawn at 10:00 AM for the Snowball Drop.  Catch Snowball Savings as they “fall” from the sky to receive discounts from participating business and prizes, including Ord Area ChamberBucks.  The Kids Snowball Drop for ages 8 and younger begins at 10:00 AM, followed immediately by the Snowball Drop.  If you’d prefer to start your day with some light exercising, sign up for Community Slow Flow yoga with Sarah Brinkman at 9:30 AM at her new downtown Ord studio.  Yogi’s will receive an exclusive shopping experience immediately following this all-levels class. After shopping Ord Area Chamber members, be sure to shop local crafters and artisans at the Candy Cane Lane Craft Show happening from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Valley County Fairgrounds. Catch Santa again at Pictures with Santa at Ord’s Ace Hardware from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.  Refuel for shopping at the Valley County Historical Society’s free will donation Soup & Sandwich Luncheon at the Ord Firehall, proceeds benefit Valley County Museum, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM or at Carl’s Tavern soup & sandwich lunch from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. Help the Ord Township Library celebrate the holiday season at their Holiday Open House from 1:00-3:00 PM. Make your own popcorn mix or create your own holiday ornament!  Enjoy delicious snacks while shopping during Foodie Fest at Ord’s Ace Hardware from 1:00-3:00 PM.  Book worms love deals too!  Stop by Books & Nooks for their book walk from 1:00-3:00 PM.  Catch Santa again during the Holiday Parade at 4:00pm in Downtown Ord.  Parade participants line up starting at 3:15 PM along M street.  Warm up with goodies, cocoa & cider before, during and after the parade at Valley County Museum AND Valley Rods Clubhouse. Stay downtown after the parade for the WinterFest Movie at The Golden Husk at 4:30 PM.  Enjoy a special showing A Muppet Christmas Carol for $3 while enjoy snacks and special guests! Finish off your WinteFest experience with the Parade of Lights. View holiday light displays from the warmth of your own vehicle from 5:00-8:00 PM.  Pick up a map from Valley Rods Clubhouse during their open house or online in the WinterFest & Small Business Saturday Facebook Event on the Ord, NE page. Vote for your favorite in three categories.  Have your holiday lights display listed on the map and in the running for ChamberBucks by submitting your name and display address to info@ordnebraska.com or (308) 728-7875. 

Be sure to save your receipts from your holiday shopping in order to win big during the Holiday ChamberBucks Drawing!  Starting November 20, 2023 until December 17, 2023, receipts for $5 or more from Ord Area Chamber members can be turned in for submissions to the Holiday Chamber Bucks Drawing.  Receipts can be submitted in person or virtually.  Text or email a picture of you receipt, clearly showing the date, store and amount, to ordareachamber@gmail.com.  Be sure to include the shopper’s name and phone number in the body of the message.  Virtual submissions and receipts dated Small Business Saturday (11/25) receive double entries!  10 lucky winners will receive $100 in ChamberBucks!  Winners will be drawn live on KNLV during Partyline Part 2 at 1:30 PM on December 4th, 11th, and 18th.  

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