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Wenona hosts Polar Express Christmas

Children can get passports, play games and listen to reading of popular Christmas book

All aboard Wenona’s Polar Express.

The city will be hosting Christmas activities Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12, as the downtown business district will be open for specials and open houses from 5 to 8 p.m.

The events begin with a community tree lighting at 5 p.m. behind the Uptown Veterans Memorial. Children will be able to pick up their Polar Passports for the evening at the tree lighting, or at City Hall after the lighting. Passport locations will be marked with railroad tracks on the sidewalk for children to get their passports stamped. Visitors can vote for their favorite decorated business at City Hall, 226 S. Chestnut St.

Christmas cruise maps will be available at City Hall to drive through the city seeking decorated homes, with the opportunity to vote for best and look for hidden items along the cruise route.

Reindeer games will be available 5:30 to 8 p.m. at City Hall. Toss coal into the Polar Express engine, pin the nose on Rudolph, or take part in other actvities.

A reading of Polar Express by the Women of Wenona will take place 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Wenona Fire Station, 230 S. Chestnut St., with snacks, cookies and hot chocolate served.

After a night full of activities, families are invited back to the fire station 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday for a breakfast with Santa event. The Women of Wenona will be serving pancakes and sausage from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. during Santa’s visit. Adults are $7, children $3 and children 5 and younger are free.