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Holiday lighting event in Platte City Wednesday

Platte City will kick off the holiday season with an old fashioned celebration of Christmas on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Platte County Courthouse on Main Street.

Festivities include the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their elves, sleigh rides, musical entertainment provided by the Paxton Singers and Lori Norris, face painting and crafts.
The lights will be turned on at 6 p.m. Platte City Rotary Club will be sponsoring a canned food drive for United Services with a drop-off locations at Wells Bank.
The club will also be serving hot cider to the revelers. The Ben Ferrel Museum will be open for tours throughout the evening. Children will be greeted by the Snow Princess as they arrive at the museum.

There will be horse drawn sleigh rides through downtown Platte City. Face painting will be available at the Pirate Coves Restaurant and childrens'' crafts will be offered at C & B Candles.

The First Baptist Church of Platte City will display a live nativity scene at 229 Main Street.

The complete schedule of events:
5:30 p.m.—Vocal performance by the Paxton Singers (Paxton Elementary 4th/5th graders)
5:45 p.m.—Vocal performance by Lori Norris.
6 p.m.—Christmas lighting, lights to be turned on by Truman Glenn Award recipient Jim Palmer.
6:05—Mayor's Holiday Message.
6:10—Arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.