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. Our usual Chili cook-off will not be happening this year. However, we will be having a Reindeer Chow station where you can come make your own reindeer chow. 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.