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Hometown Christmas

Saturday, December 8, 2018



Mark your calendars and join us for a very special Hometown Christmas this year! We have a fun-filled day scheduled with plenty of fun, food and festivities including Ashland's Second Annual Parade of Lights! 

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - All Day

Saturday, December 8, 2018- 6:00pm
Silver Street - Ashland, NE

Parade Route & Schedule: 
5:30pm : Entries will line-up at American Lutheran Church - 1941 Silver Street
6:00pm : Parade begins - continuing east on Silver Street to 13th & Silver Street.


All are encouraged to participate in the 3rd Annual Parade of Lights, once again there are no entry fees to take part in the parade this year and you could have a chance to win one of our cash prizes! Whether you participate with a float(with or without walkers), decorated vehicle/truck/machinery, a marching or musical group or other, we hope you'll consider being a part of this year's Parade. All you have to do is fill out the registration form and submit it by December 4th to participate. Complete participation rules and information are included on the registration form. DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM 


Last Year's Hometown Christmas Events were a huge success. We will post a schedule for the 2018 celebration as we get closer to the event. Check out the events from last year to get an idea of the fun activities and events we will likely have in store again this year!


9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Ashland Holiday Farmer’s Market Fair (Indoor)

  • The Market, 15th & Silver

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Sweets with Santa hosted by the Junior Women’s Club and the FFA Alumni

  • Riverview Community Church, 324 N. 32nd
  • Toys for Tots & Teens (ages 0 to 16) donations accepted here!

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Specials & Guessing Games at Local Merchants

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christmas Cookie Sale

  • American Lutheran Church – Fellowship Hall, 20th & Silver

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vendor & Craft Show

  • Ashland VFW Post 9776, 24th & Silver

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Soup Supper by First Position Dance Studio at Ashland Library

  • Dance Performances at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and

 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 SANTA ARRIVES at Ashland Library ✮☆

- Readings by an Elf during Santa’s intermission (3 to 3:30 p.m.)

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Open House: Sanctuary Display at First Christian Church, 17th & Boyd

  • Enjoy cinnamon rolls, coffee, hot apple cider and a Christmas choir!
  • Cinnamon rolls will also be available for purchase.

2:30 to 4 p.m.

Movie: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer at Ashland Library

4 p.m.

Lighting of the Tree with AGHS Carolers at Ashland Library

4  to 6 p.m.

Firepits between NAPA and Farmers & Merchants Bank of Ashland, 15th & Silver

  • Marshmallow Roast, S’mores, Hot Chocolate hosted by the Chamber
  • Hot Dog Roast donated by Carol Joy Holling
  • Cider and Chex mix by Family Chiropractic Solutions

Carriage Rides (weather permitting)

  • FREE!
  • Board at 15th & Silver between Lutton Law Office and The Market

Snowball Fights

  • FREE!
  • Located on Silver Street between NAPA and Lutton Law Office

6 to 6:30 p.m.


  • Lineup: 5:30 p.m. at American Lutheran Church, 20th & Silver
  • Route: East from 20th & Silver to 13th & Silver


Carols and Cookies at United Methodist Church, 15th & Adams

  • Warm up with coffee, cocoa, cookies and caroling!

Special Thank You to all of our wonderful sponsors who make these events possible:


Ashland Auto Supply, Lutton Law Office, National Title Company, Jones Insurance, Linoma Lighthouse, LLC, Rosenboom Concrete Construction, LLC, Farmers & Merchants Bank of Ashland, Ashland Computer Care, Ashland Golf Club, Glacial Till Vineyard & Winery, Round the Bend Steakhouse, ILS, Bank of Ashland, Ashland Disposal Service, HelpSystems


ARK Financial, Casey's General Stores, Midwest Physical Therapy, Otto Properties, LLC, Ashland Care Center, John E. Bateman, O.D., P.C., Ashland Pharmacy, Bundy Family Dentistry


American Legion Post No. 129

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