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‘Christmas in the Park’ returns Nov. 30-Dec. 1

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“Christmas in the Park,” sponsored by Christ Child Festival of Fort Wayne Inc., will be Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Blvd.

Outdoor activities will include:

• Horse-drawn wagon ride, Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• The walk-thru “Do You See What I See?” includes a stop at the nativity, complete with live donkeys and sheep (heated tent covering)

• Observe live camels and learn about their habits outside the Magi tent

• Use cell phone or camera for family photo op with choice of several backgrounds: HOPE, JOY, LOVE OR NATIVITY CUT OUT (still time to use for family Christmas card or to insert in card)

INSIDE BRICK HEATED PAVILION No. 1:

• Write an encouraging note to a Veteran that will be delivered by a chaplain. View the tree decorated by Choice Designs to be delivered to the VA Northern Indiana Medical Center on Lake Avenue after Christmas in the Park

• Write an encouraging note to be attached to a hand-crafted dress or pair of shorts to be delivered to a needy child by local people on a mission trip or by Little Dresses for Africa

• View a variety of displays and some interactive booths: Choose a style of balloon sculpture and observe while yours is assembled; view craft ideas at several tables of “Ideas for Make It Together Gifts” and take pictures of the posted instructions; learn about how several different cultures celebrate Christmas; check out several Christmas trees that were previous entries in the Embassy Festival of Trees; select a free book at book tables; enjoy cookies and a beverage.

INSIDE HEATED ACTIVITY TENT:

• Animal Grams Petting Zoo

• On stage performers – mostly Christmas Music noon-4 p.m. each day

• Crafts and games for children

• Listen to “The Story”

• Enjoy donut holes/hot chocolate

For more information go to www.ChristChildFest.org or www.Facebook.com/CCfestival

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