Old Fashioned Family Christmas Festival Adjusts to the Times

Old Fashioned Family Christmas Festival Adjusts to the Times

November 30, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/30/20)

Ada, MN — While the COVID-19 Pandemic has made it nearly impossible for us to celebrate the way we are used to, the Ada Chamber of Commerce is hoping to keep some of their usual Old Fashioned Family Christmas Festival traditions alive this year. Some of mainstays remain such as soup and pie day and a visit from Santa, but for every event they were able to do, there were several more that they could not do, according to LeeAnn Hall of the Ada Chamber of Commerce.

The Governor’s latest executive order restricting gatherings created several challenges in putting together an event this year, but Hall says they felt it was important to think outside the box and find some alternatives.

The annual Soup and Pie Day at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church will continue to kick off the Old Fashioned Family Christmas Festival this Thursday, December 3rd. However, Hall notes that the delicious homemade soup and pies will be served via drive-through only.

This year, the silent basket auction will be held virtually via the St. Joseph’s Ada Parish Facebook page.

Santa Claus will still be making an appearance this Saturday as well. He will be stopping by the Mike and Angie Nelson house from 4-6pm Children can wave to Santa and drop off their letters and pick up a bag of goodies and crafts to go. Speaking of crafts, Laughing Earth Garden and Gift will be offering an opportunity to build your own Christmas Décor on Friday and Saturday and Studio 4:13 is also selling to-go craft kits.

For more information on this year’s Old Fashioned Family Christmas Festival events, visit adamnchamber.com