Today: A parade, chili, open houses, kids' shopping and more
Over the last few days we have looking at this weekend's happenings in Buffalo.
Today we will wrap up the preview of all this weekend's fun, which will culminate with the annual Chili Feed and Lighted Christmas Parade.
In addition to shopping, photos with Santa, the gingerbread contests, and all of the other fun, Saturday kids will have a chance to shop for their loved ones at the annual St. Luke's Lutheran Church Christmas Kids' Shoppe from 9am to 1pm Saturday, December 7th and again on Saturday, December 14th.
All Johnson County kids, ages 4 through fourth grade, can shop for free at the church for items for brothers, sisters, mom and dad and grandparents, too.
Golden tickets will be given out by the schools as admission.
There will be an open house at E.T. Quilts from 3:30 to after the parade. Sales, specials and hot toddies during the parade.
The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum will also have an open house all day Saturday.
The museum bookstore will be participating in the 3-2-1 Sale from 6 to 9am and there will be sales and specials all day. Check out the book signing by Warren Murphy, author of “On Sacred Ground” from 10 to 1.
The open house and community day will feature free admission to the museum and free refreshments.
Free chili and hot chocolate will be available in Crazy Woman Square during the annual Chili Feed from 4 to 6 o'clock right before the parade. The Buffalo Lions Club donates the hot chocolate and coffee and local restaurants and merchants volunteer to prepare and serve the donated chili ingredients during the feed, which is free to all.
The main event of the day is the annual Lighted Christmas Parade, which will begin right after the Chili Feed at 6pm.
Anywhere from 25 to 30 entries are expected, interpreting this year's theme of “Christmas at the Movies.”
Finally, there will be a Christmas Party at the Outback Lounge after the parade and DT's DJ Service will be providing music for dancing at the Century Club also after the parade.