Christmas.... already?

Well, Halloween is over and that means Christmas is upon us! I find myself torn this time of year. My first response to walking into a store on November first and finding Christmas at every turn is to be annoyed. It's too early! What about Thanksgiving!? (Thanksgiving is simply my favorite. You eat until you can't move, you watch football, you have another dessert and some coffee, then you go shopping. What more could a girl ask for.) On the other hand, I love Christmas too. (I get a little giddy when I'm in a store and see pretty wrapping paper and shiny decorations.) Plus, as a person in arts I know that you have to start prepping for the holidays waaay before they actually get here! Who wants to see a Nutcracker that has only been rehearsed for a week? Not me!

So, while I love the idea of waiting, I can't. That means it is time to talk about all the great things the Arts Council has going this holiday season. Because we want you to join us!

First, we kick off the holiday season with another Trivia Night at Perrylodgic on November 22. Get your family and friends together and join us for this fun night to start off your long Thanksgiving weekend with a bang!

After Thanksgiving, when you are regretting the 4 million calories you ingested, we have the perfect solution. Come out to the Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 26 for the Youth for the Arts Dance 'til you Drop. This friendly competition will award a prize to the dancer who can keep dancing the longest. We don't care if your moves are good, we just want to see you move! Tickets are only $5, so bring the whole family and work off that pie you ate too much of.

On December 3, the Arts Council is working with the Lee Academy for the Arts once again to bring you a Christmas Bazaar. This is the perfect place to find a gift for that special someone on your list who is hard to shop for. We will have cookie decorating for the little ones, and performances throughout the day, including excerpts from the Nutcracker performed by the dancers from Dancing Generation Studio. 

Finally, on December 4, the Arts Council is proud to present the 49th Annual Community Christmas Concert. This holiday tradition is the perfect way to kick off December. Join us for traditional carols and beautiful Christmas music and you are sure to have a wonderful afternoon.

Details about all of these events can be found on our website. I hope to see you all there!