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City’s Christmas festivities coming to an end
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Even though many city Christmas events are drawing to a close, there is still time to enjoy some of the festivities. - photo by Tribune file photo

Those who want to take in the myriad Christmas season activities in Great Bend this season still have a couple weeks left to do so, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

• The free public ice skating rink in the Courthouse Square will be open 4-8 p.m. Friday and 1-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday this week, and Friday and Saturday only next week with Saturday, Dec. 29, being the last day. “If you want to put on those skates, now is the time,” Hayes said.

• The Santas Around the World at 1223 Main will also be open 4-8 p.m. Friday and 1-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday this week, and Friday and Saturday only next week with Saturday, Dec. 29, being the last day.

“If you haven’t seen that display, go through it,” Hayes said. “It’s an amazing display, something we should be very proud to have in our community.”

• However, this is the last weekend to see Santa Claus. He will hold the same office hours at 1223 Main, but this is his last weekend. “He of course, has to go back to the North Pole,” Hayes said. 

• The Trail of Lights will be available for viewing through New Year’s Day. However, This Saturday is the last day greeters will be available at the Brit Spaugh Park entrance.