Hometown Christmas

HTC Save the date

It is time for another fabulous, fun-filled, Hometown Christmas!   On Thursday, December 9th, bring the whole family out to enjoy the festivities as Central Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with luminaries lining the sidewalks, illuminated trees, and activities for everyone. 

The evening begins at 5:30 pm with the arrival of Santa Claus.  Afterward, you can choose from a variety of activities.  A Chili Cook-off will be held in The Lodge and for just $2, you can buy a tasting kit and try out the entries. We’ll have a short Christmas-themed movie playing in the Lodge as well.  The Andover Public Library will be hosting children’s activities including cookie decorating and a Christmas craft, both of which are always a big hit! City Hall will have live music and, of course, Santa will be there to hear Christmas wishes and take pictures. Hot beverages will be available in all three buildings

If you are looking for something to do outdoors, you can make S’mores around a fire pit with Andover first responders, the little ones can ride the barrel train, and everyone can enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride around Central Park.  

While you are at the park, you must also take a minute to enjoy the amazing light show coordinated to music at the Capitol Federal Amphitheater® and other areas of the park.

The Hometown Christmas event is not only fun for families but also benefits the entire community. Attendees of Hometown Christmas are encouraged to donate new toys, canned goods and cash to benefit the local Caring and Sharing 501c program and the Andover Food Bank.

Tree lighting at 5:30pm on December 1st

Holiday Lights Contest click HERE for entry form Opens in new window


Lights in Central Park beginning 12/01 6pm-9pm tune in to 87.7fm on your radio

Chili Cookoff Click HERE to fill out the form Opens in new window

Thank you to our Event Sponsors and Presenting Sponsor
Thank you to our Elf Sponsors! Your contributions make Hometown Christmas a Success

2020 Caring Sharing gave 240 kids toys and 105 families meals

Caring Sharing Boxes will be out until December 6th