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Holiday Fest 2013

Jackson Health Care Foundation's Holiday Gala

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Location: Jackson Golf Club
Date: Friday, December 6, 2013 
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tickets may be purchased from any JHCF Board Member or at Bank Midwest, United Prairie Bank, or Sanford Jackson 

For more information: Click Here   

Gingerbread House Contest

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Location: Jackon County Library
Time: Monday, December 2nd - Monday- December 9th. Vote during Holiday Fest, Dec. 7th from 10:00-3:00 pm (Normal Library Hours) and winner announced on Monday December 9th.
Thank you to our sponsors: Jackson County Library & Friends of the Library

Contest Rules:

Submit your creation to the Jackson County Library starting Monday, December 2nd.  Be sure to fill out a display tag to label your house! Entries accepted until Nov. 30th.

•Houses will be displayed at the library over the following weeks.

•Winners will be chosen by public vote during Holiday Fest on December 7th and announced on Monday, December 9th.  (Voting will take place at the library during normal hours: 10 am—3 pm).

•Houses can be picked up anytime after Wednesday, December 11th.

•One winner will be chosen from each age group. all ages are  encouraged to participate. Age Groups are: 0-Kindergarden, 1st-6th grade, and 7th grade to adults

•Prize: Selected book from Friends of the Library and $10.00 in Jackson Bucks.

To view the Gingerbread House flier: Gingerbread House Flier


Ice Skating


Location: Ice Rink on the river by Ashley Park
Time: All day long - Weather permitting!
Thank you: To the City of Jackson 

Let's try out the ice rink! Join us for some Ice Skating, all day long, at the City's new Skating Rink located by Ashley Park on the River

Festival of Trees

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Location: Festival Park and Main Street
Time: Dec. 1-30th
Thank You: To the City of Jackson, and participating businesses, groups and individuals!

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce presents:

1st Annual Festival of Trees & Planter Beautification
in Festival Park & Main Street, Jackson, MN

Adopt & Decorate a Chrsitmas tree or Planter to represent your organization, group, business or family! Trees & Planters will be on display starting on Dec. 7th for Holiday Fest and be displayed throughout the month of December. 

Adoption cost is $40/tree or $20/planter.
There are a limited number of trees & planters, so reserve yours today.

Reserve by contacting the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce via email at: or by calling: (507)847-3867.   
To View the flier with complete information, click here.       

Craft & Vendor Expo

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Date:December 7th
Riverside Elementary School's Gym
Time: 9:00am - 1:00 pm
Thank you to our sponsor: Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce 

Kick-start your Holiday Shopping by stopping by to see a variety of Crafters and Home Based Businesses all in one place!

If you are interested in participating, please click here

Santa's Workshop

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Location: Riverside Elementary School Cafeteria
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thank you to our sponsors: Bank Midwest & Jackson County 4H 

Join the Jackson County 4-H for Santa's Workshop. Take the kids to Riverside Elementary School's Cafeteria and help/watch them create something special for Christmas!

Story Time

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Location: Riverside Elementary School's Music Room
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thank you to our sponsor: Jackson County Library  

In the mood to hear a good tale? Stop by the Riverside Elementary School's Music Room from 9:30-11:30 and listen as guest readers share thier favorite stories!  

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides


Location: Main Street, Jackson, MN
Time: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thank you to our sponsors: ITC Midwest

While downtown Jackson, enjoy a Holiday favorite by taking a horse-drawn wagon ride through town!      

Complimentary Hot Cocoa


Location: Bridget's Bucksnorts Brew Ha Ha & Grill
Time: All day long; Starting at 11:00 am
Thank you to our sponsor: Bridget's Bucksnorts Brew Ha Ha & Grill

Keep warm while out exploring by stopping by for a warm and steaming cup of hot cocoa!

Santa's Mailbox


Location: Santaland outside Santa House at Festival Park
Time: December 7th -24th
Thank You: To Nate & Marie Zimmeman, Gayle More, The City of Jackson Sreet Dept, and City of Jackson

Kids are encouraged to mail thier letters to Santa in Santa's Mailbox this season. Letters will be collected from Dec. 1st to Dec. 24th. Be sure to include a return address for a letter from the North Pole!

Visits from Santa


Location: Santa Land in Fetival Park (North End of 2nd/Main Street)
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thank you to our sponsor: Holiday Fest and The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce

No Holiday Fest would be complete without a visit to Santa Land to see and talk to Santa. Get your lists ready kids, and parents, don't forget your cameras!

JCC Carolers

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Location: By the Clock Tower; downtown Jackon
Time: 12:00 noon
Thank you to our sponsors Jackson County Central Schools!  

Free Movie Matinee

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Location: Historic State Theatre downtown Jackson
Time: 1:00 pm
Thank you to our sponsors: Kiwanis

Each Saturday at 1:00 pm until Christmas, enjoy a free movie Matinee!

Free Swimming


Location: JCC School's Indoor Pool
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Thank you to our sponsors: Pizza Ranch

Kids ages 13 and under can enjoy an afternoon of free swimming!      

Opry Christmas Jackson Style

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Location: JCC Performing Arts Center (West end of High School)
Time: 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Cost: $17.00/adult

Reserved Seating, so contact your local Kiwanis member to get your tickets today!
You can also call (507) 847-3891 or (507)847-2009 to reserve your seat/ticket, or
Stop at Colleen Anderson Insurance Agency!

To See the Flier: Click Here

For more information: Click Here


Kid's Christmas Bingo

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Location: American Legion Hall
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Thank you to our sponsor: Jackson Women of Today

*Bring an item to donate to the food shelf!

Lighted Parade/Light Show

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Location: Downtown Jackson
Time: 5:30 pm
Thank you to our sponsors: The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, Holiday Fest, and Jackson Fire Department

Don't forget to bring an item for the food shelf, as the sherif's department will be collecting the items during the parade!     
For the parade invitation letter click here, and for the registration form click here

Drawing for 2 Kid's Sleds


Location: By the clock tower; downtown Jackson
Time: Following the Parade
Thank you to our sponsors: Holiday Fest, ITC Midwest & Jackson Women of Today

Holiday Fest Fireworks Display


Location: Jackson City Hall Area
Time: 6:00 pm

Thank you to our fireworks sponsors:

Opry Christmas Jackson Style

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Location: JCC Performing Arts Center (West end of High School)
Time: 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Cost: $17.00/adult

Reserved Seating, so contact your local Kiwanis member to get your tickets today! You can also call 847-3891 to reserve your seat/ticket!   

Fort Belmont's Old Fashioned Christmas

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Location: Fort Belmont
Date: Sunday, December 8th 
Time: 1:30, with Church service at 4:00 pm in the Delafield Church

Cost: Free! (Donations during church service will be accepted.)