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Snowflake Celebrates the Season in Twelve Days of Christmas Style

Extra days added this year with a variety of programs, events and holiday fun

Snowflake will celebrate the 2016 Holiday Season with its traditional Twelve Days of Christmas festivities. However, this year will break slightly with tradition as events will span more than just the first twelve days of December. “As the town has grown, so has the number of entertainment options around this time of year,” said Brad Solomon, who is coordinating Twelve Days activities this year. “Our goal is to include as many different church, civic and school events as possible so we’ve taken the liberty to add a few days to the traditional ‘twelve’ this year, with Santa’s approval, of course.”

The premiere event is the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus with goody bags for the kids at the Historic Freeman Home in downtown Snowflake at 6 pm on Thursday, December 1. First Street West at Main will be closed to vehicle traffic for a holiday street party of musical entertainment as town dignitaries flip the switch to illuminate Snowflake’s unique namesake holiday lights along Main Street. Cookies and warm cocoa and be served compliments of sponsor Snowflake-Taylor Chamber of Commerce and member businesses.  Follow the Christmas Decorations along the front of the LDS Main Street Chapel to the Snowflake Social Hall, where nativity sets from dozens of countries will be on display from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A number of events will comprise this year’s Twelve Days celebration, including religious programs by Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church, Calvary Community Bible Fellowship and the Valley View Baptist Church, area school choir and instrumental concerts and other community events. This year’s Christmas Spectacular program, directed this year by Tammy Mills, promises a hilarious and entertaining night of satire with Snowflake’s version of the “Donny & Marie Christmas Show.”

For nearly two decades, the Snowflake-Taylor Chamber of Commerce and Snowflake Heritage Foundation have teamed up to sponsor this unique local Arizona celebration of the holidays. For more information and a complete list of events with dates and times, please contact Brad Solomon at 928-243-5669. You can also visit www.themaverickmagazine.com/event-calendar for details on our calendar.