Highlights include Santa, Madrigal Singers, wagon rides
The seventh annual Taste of Christmas at Spencer Lake will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.
Spencer Lake’s campus will be decorated and filled with activities for the entire family.
Highlights include Santa’s Yuletide Workshop with gingerbread house decorating and free visits and pictures with Santa, special music by area artists, a noontime tribute to veterans and service personnel, the Madrigal Singers, an indoor Red Ryder BB Gun Range, Christmas Karaoke Tent, merchants, live nativity and petting zoo.
Area restaurants will offer food and there will be bonfires with roasting marshmallows, horse-drawn wagon rides, classic Christmas movies and crafts, a children’s story corner, and the Holiday Treat Shoppe.
Tate’s Trees will sell Christmas trees at the event this year.
The event help support the work of the Waupaca Food Pantry, Miracle Tree and area schools through the School Supply Depot.
The Community Blood Bank will have a drive. Walk-ons are welcome or schedule an appointment by calling 800-280-4102.
This year’s Taste of Christmas will be raising funds to bring the “Arrive Alive” texting-while-driving simulator program to Waupaca High School. The program utilizes a real vehicle, virtual reality goggles, and a cell phone and drivers are recorded to show levels of impairment from driving while texting.
The Closing Celebration starts at 4:30 p.m. with a candlelight reading of the Christmas Story, live nativity and music by Shepherd’s Quarter.
At 5 p.m. 150 sky lanterns will fill the evening sky welcoming the holiday season.
For detailed information, visit spencer-lake.org under the Events tab or visit Facebook under “Waupaca’s Taste of Christmas.”