519 18th rd, Clay Center, KS 67432, US

(785) 632-7393 Laura Schwartz (785) 632-7343 DeeDee Anderson or email ccksfestival@gmail.com

Clay Center Christmas Festival - Nov.15, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

Festival of Trees 🌲 is ON ITs WAY!!!!

Let's LIGHT THE TOWN with our Festival of  Trees!  All proceeds will go to the "Christmas for Sharing" Charity through the Lighthouse in Clay Center, KS.  You can choose the price of your donation. The cost of the tree is in the price of your donation - $50 (25$ for the tree/ $25 to Charity) or $100 (25$ for tree/75$ to Charity) The more trees purchased, the more money that goes to Charity & the more beautiful trees we have to look at downtown.  COME JOIN US THE THIRD THURSDAY, November 15, to begin to decorate your tree! You will have one week! (must use LED lights, shatterproof ornaments & a 25 foot extension cord is required) ALL trees will be turned on at lighting of the Big Tree on the Square! YES!!!!!!! We are having a Community Lighting of the Big Tree on the North side of Courthouse Square on November 24, at 6:00 p.m.  Come join us to hear festive music & watch the lights come on downtown! PLUS we get a visit from Santa 🎅🏼 (Registration form at bottom of page)

****NEW**** Come Experience A Small Town Christmas🌟

Bring your family on November 24, 2018, for Christmas fun all day.  (Registration forms at bottom of page)


  •  1 mile & 5k Fun Run at 10:00 a.m. (meet at corner by Fire Station) Early Registration from Oct. 1 -Nov. 7, guarantees shirt & Race Day Registration starts at 9:30am & will receive shirt at a later date
  •  Chili Cook Off  11:00-1:00 p.m. at Vintage Gardens Downtown (603 5th Street) Between Fire Dept., Police Dept., Sheriff‘s Dept., & EMS Department. Come eat & vote for your favorite Chili. (free will donation for chili cook off lunch)
  •  Games for All Ages located south side of courth square 11:00-3:30 p.m.
  •  Shopping with Vendors & Downtown Stores  9:00-5:00 p.m.
  •  Christmas Cookie Contest 1:30 p.m. (1 blk south of courthouse square on east side of 5th Street) located at address 610 5th Street - LOOK FOR SIGN 
  •  Gingerbread House Competition 2:30 p.m. (right after cookie contest in the same building)
  •  Music & Dancers 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the square
  •  Pictures & Autographs with Disney Characters 4:00-6:30 on the square
  • Carriage rides by Champ & Company 2:30 -6:30 p.m. on the Square (get a ride with the Disney characters)

 Free Will Donation Supper starting at 5:00 p.m.  Courthouse lights up at 6:00 p.m.



The Clay Center Christmas Festival begins with selling of Trees for Charity for the Festival of Trees.  COME JOIN US ON THE THIRD THURSDAY, November 15, to begin decorating your tree!!!!  NEXT we will have all day activities before we  LIGHT the SQUARE on November 24, 6:00 p.m. by turning on ALL the lights on the Square of the Big Tree & the Festival of trees.  THE beautiful, festive season ends with OUR 4th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade on December 20, at 7:00 p.m. Watch for Special Guests from the World of Disney, along with Santa, Mrs. Claus & one of Santa's Elves in this special event, as well as, awesome floats, beautiful Christmas lights, live nativity scene, shopping on the Square, food, carriage rides, ALL OF YOU & MORE ⭐️  (Registration form at bottom of page)


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