Winterfest weekend set for Dec. 2-4

Luverne will welcome winter with the 19th annual Winterfest Celebration Friday through Sunday, Dec. 2-4.

Events start Friday morning with a puppet show and story hour with Jim Oliver at 10 a.m. at the Rock County Community Library.

Other events Friday include wine and beer tasting at Blue Mound Liquor from 5-8 p.m. and a cribbage tournament beginning at 7 p.m. at the Luverne Eagles Club.

Saturday’s events will include the Winterfest Arts and Crafts show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Luverne Elementary Commons and Cardinal Gym. Admission is $3, with no cost for children 12 and under.

During the arts and crafts show, 4-H will sponsor Santa’s Workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the elementary commons. Children can make projects as well as shop with “Elves” to find gifts for their parents and family.

Another event in the elementary school commons will be Pictures with Santa by Myhre Studio from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $15 for a 5x7-inch photo, and proceeds go to Rock County SHARE.

Visitors to the arts and crafts show will also be able to pick up the map and registration form to participate in the Nutcracker Scavenger Hunt. The contest is open from Dec. 3-23, and six winners will receive $50 Chamber gift cards. Maps and registration forms are also available at the Luverne Chamber.

The Rock County Sno Masters event with a swap meet, membership drive and snowmobile show takes place at the Howling Dog starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.  A group snowmobile ride that day will depend on the weather.

The Hinkly House will host a Christmas Open House from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, and Luverne Street Music will perform “Sounds of Christmas” at the Historic Palace Theatre at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Saturday evening the Blue Mound Liquor Store will again host beer and wine tasting from 5-8 p.m., and the Luverne Eagles Club will host a steak fry from 6-9 p.m. Businesses will also be open extended hours with holiday specials for a hometown Christmas shopping experience.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Palace Theatre will show a free Hallmark movie, “Northpole open for Christmas,” sponsored by VAST Broadband.

For more information about Winterfest events, find the full schedule at www.luvernechamber.com, or call the Chamber office at 888-283

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