There are several Christmas events and activities for Vandalia area residents to enjoy in the next two weeks.
Community R-VI Concert
Community R-VI students in grades 6-12 will hold a Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Santa Claus in Farber on December 13
Santa Claus is coming to the Fire House in Farber between 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, December 13.
Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided to all attending.
Children of all ages are welcome and there is no admission.
The event is sponsored by the Farber Fire Department, First Responders and Fire Department Auxiliary.
Mexico Village Square event
Under the theme “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” the Village Square in downtown Mexico is hosting an event to feature living windows from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 11.
There will be more than 15 store windows with displays.
The event features bands, choir groups, a Christmas train to ride for children, the Janet’s Dance group, theatrical group, a puppet show, fashion models, and lots more.
Van-Far Concerts –
December 11, 15, 16
The Van-Far Elementary Grades 2-4 Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 11.
Then on Monday, December 15, Grades K-1 perform their concert at the elementary school at 7 p.m. Grades 5-6 will perform at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16.
The Eastern Missouri Family YMCA is holding a “Kids Day Out” program on Saturday, December 13 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Vandalia Play Care Facility. It is located at 115 W. Walsh in Vandalia.
The event offers area residents the opportunity to enjoy a day without the hassle of finding a babysitter to Christmas shop, bake, wrap gifts, or just have the day to yourself.
There are only 30 spots available at a cost of $25 on a first come, first serve basis.
Kids must be ages 3-12 years old.
Those interested must pre-register and pay by December 12.
A form listing the child’s name, age, food allergies, and special requirements, along with payment, can be mailed to Vandalia Recreation Corporation, P.O. Box 91, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.