Christmas is celebrated worldwide on December 25 and is a sacred religious holiday. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Some traditions include: exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends, driving around and looking at Christmas lights, making gingerbread houses, Elf on the Shelf, and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. Christmas Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870.
Families celebrate Christmas differently and have different Christmas traditions. Emily Walker said, “A tradition in my family is doing a white elephant gift exchange.” Addison Behounek added, “ My family does Elf on the Shelf.” Kiarra Schumacher said, “My favorite part about Christmas is traveling.” Kiley Pearson stated, “A tradition my family does on Christmas Day is play checkers.”
At the Corwith Public Library, there will be a kids’ story time, Christmas Edition. Every month on the third Saturday at 10am, the library hosts a storytime for children. Anyone is welcome to attend! This month, on December 18, the kids’ story time is Christmas themed. Wear your best Christmas jammies and bring your favorite stuffed animal. There will be a story, craft, and treats!
On December 19, at Dungeons and Dodgers in Fort Dodge, there will be photos with Santa and the Grinch! Four high quality digital photos for $10 will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bikes-4-Tykes.
Don't worry, there are some fun events for the adults too! On December 18, get your ugly Christmas sweaters ready! Reeb’s Wicked Good Bar and Grill in Titonka is hosting Morgan Kuecker for their Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. There will be good music and ugly Christmas sweater festivities. Morgan Kuecker will be performing from 9pm until midnight and there will be judging and awarding prizes for the ugliest sweater at 11pm. Get together and have an awesome time before the craziness of the holidays sets in.
Corwith Farm Service is hosting a Christmas open house for adults. There will be drink tasting, goodies, and more! This event will take place on December 17, from 4pm-6pm, in Corwith.
To conclude the 2021 events and to get in the holiday spirit, there will also be a Christmas open house in Humboldt at the County Historical Association. The Christmas open house will be on December 18, from 5pm-8pm. Enjoy the Millhouse decked out in lights and Victorian décor while enjoying apple cider and treats.
May your Christmas be relaxing and stress free so that you can recharge for the New Year. Stay safe and warm and remember, Santa is watching! Happy Holidays!