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Hoisington to host Christmas lighting, visits with Santa
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HOISINGTON — Start the Christmas season off with the Hoisington Annual Christmas Lighting  scheduled for Friday after Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce, 123 N. Main.
Children are encouraged to make an outdoor Christmas ornament to hang on the lighted Christmas tree that will be in the chamber yard, said Stacey Bressler, Hoisington Chamber of Commerce director.
Listen to Christmas Carols while waiting for Santa’s arrival. Santa is slated to arrive at 5:30 p.m. ready to visit with the youngsters. Each child will receive a gift from Santa, a chance to tell Santa their secret wish, give him a hug and register for a chance to win Chamber Gift Certificates.
In conjunction with Santa’s arrival the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce will be offering free hay rack rides as children wait for their turn to visit with Santa.
Everyone is invited to come down and join in singing Christmas carols and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies and cheer.
The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Promotion Committee will once again sponsor the Home Decorating Contest. This year there will be three Hoisington Gift Certificates given to the Best Decorated Residences for the 2012 Christmas season.  
To be eligible for the contest, residents must register with the Chamber of Commerce by Monday, Dec. 12.  First place will be awarded a $75 certificate, second place, $60 and $40 for third place. Gift certificates can be redeemed at participating Hoisington businesses. Residences will be judged between 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec.12. Call the Chamber office at 653-4311 to register.
 Santa’s House will be open Saturday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. on Dec. 1, and Dec. 8 and on Thursday’s, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Santa’s House will be located in front of the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce, 123 N. Main Street.