Pendleton - Cayla Truman of Pendleton is the new event coordinator for the popular
Christmas in Pendleton downtown Pendleton celebration. The 13th annual
day-long event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, is sponsored by the
Pendleton Business Association. The festival is designed to bring
people downtown Pendleton and let them experience the unique shopping
and dining opportunities of the town.
The very popular Snowball Toss across State Street will return again
with festival attendees tossing foam snowballs to each other across
the street. Past festivals have brought thousands of fun-loving people
to the downtown area to participate in this unique holiday tradition.
The Christmas in Pendleton Parade will precede the snowball toss as a
growing number of clubs, organizations and businesses participate to
celebrate the season.
The community also is invited to enjoy unique shopping and dining
opportunities throughout downtown Pendleton. Other activities planned
this year include: crowning of the Snow Queen and Court, appearance of
the Parade grand marshal, official snowfall measurement and grand
marshal reception at town hall, the third annual collectors’ postal
cancellation stamp, Snow Babies Contest, children's activities,
antique cars, and the singing of Christmas carols on the steps of the
To participate as a downtown vendor, participate in the parade or
volunteer for this year’s Christmas in Pendleton celebration, e-mail
Cayla Truman at ct.christmasinpendleton@gmail.
7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Pancake breakfast at First United Methodist Church.
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sugar Plum Princess at Sugar Hair Salon: $20 hair-styling packages,
single and group appointments.
Christmas Tree Lighting at Town Hall.
Snow Queen Crowning at Town Hall, Sponsored by First Merchants Bank.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kids Zone located in the parking lot between First Merchants Bank and
The Laundromat. $5 to enter.
Snow from the Pole, Sponsored by Wood Realty, located near the Kids
Zone. Enjoy playing in the “snow” in the large snow box.
10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Children’s Story Time
at Three Little Monkeys.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Children Decorate a Christmas Cookie at Bobbi Jordan Allstate.
Reindeer will be located in front of BMO-Harris Bank.
Geneabella Llamas will be located near the Kids Zone.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Strolling Violinist though out downtown provided by The Flower Cart.
10 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
& 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Free Carriage Rides at Falls Park. Donations encouraged for Secret
Families Christmas Charity. Rides will not be available from 12:30
p.m. to 2 p.m. because of the parade.
Parade in Downtown Pendleton, Sponsored by Citizens State Bank.
Snowball Toss immediately following the parade in downtown Pendleton,
Sponsored by Citizens State Bank.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Town Hall Reception for the Snow Queen Contestants at Town Hall.
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Santa House at Town Hall, Sponsored by Fredericks Inc. Contractors.
Children can meet and have their picture taken with Santa.
PHHS Choir Caroling outside the Post Office.
Special thanks to Platinum Sponsors St. Vincent Anderson Regional
Hospital, St. Vincent Medical Group, and the Pendleton YMCA; as well
as Supporting Sponsor Hoosier Park and all other local Christmas in