Step back in time once again as Hudson will host its Old Fashion Christmas at 5 p.m. on Dec. 22. Take a moment to enjoy a few simple things as you stroll around the town, ride the trolley or just come for an evening of soup and entertainment.
A few events have changed and a few have stayed the same. Once again the Wheatland Café will be serving soup in a bread bowl from 5 to 7 p.m. but the event will be moving to the Hudson Community Hall. The dessert for the evening will be served at the Wheatland Café. Enjoy the street vendors as they make old fashion apple cider and glazed roasted pecans for the crowds to enjoy.
Santa will be in town for visitation at 6 to 6:30 p.m. at the west end of the UMB Bank building. Other entertainment for the evening will include a trolley ride through the town’s Christmas lights, open house at the Trinity Community Church and music throughout the evening, including a special musical appearance from Brent Ronen (formerly of St. John but resides near Nashville, Tenn.), plus more. The drawing of donated gifts will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Hudson Community Hall. Ticket donations for the gifts (Traeger grill, hams, turkeys, meat bundles, Wheatland Café certificates and more) will be taken until the time of the drawing. The grand finale of the night will be the fireworks show starting at 8 p.m. if weather permitting.
For more information on ticket prices and reservations for the evening meal and the raffle call Barb Alpers at 620.458.4001 or UMB Bank at 620-458-4411 or visit with our local community members. All proceeds from this event will be used to support other Hudson activities and community improvements.