BRITT | A weekend of holiday festivities is coming to Britt.
Extended store hours for shopping, twinkling lights wrapped around Christmas trees, soup and Santa are just a few of many things slated for Thursday, Dec. 7, to Saturday, Dec. 9, in Britt.
The festivities will kick off with the Frozen Frolic sponsored by the Britt Chamber of Commerce. Participating businesses will offer one-day only in-store specials during extended evening hours.
The extended hours allow locals and visitors to support the downtown businesses, enjoy activities and giveaways as well as get a jumpstart on holiday shopping.
Hours and sales vary by business.
Parade of Trees
The annual Parade of Trees is returning to the Britt Public Library.
The event — in its third year — will feature a variety of decorated themed trees that will be on display from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, and 9 a.m. to noon and 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.
“It’s been a real fun thing, said Reta Klipping, Friends of the Britt Public Library treasurer. “Some people get real excited about it.”
The Parade of Trees was started by the nonprofit in 2015 as “a fun project.” The first year it was held in the Britt Community Center with 13 trees during the fire department’s soup supper, but last year, the event moved next door to the library to increase “footprints in the library.”
Registration forms are available at the Britt Public Library, 132 Main Ave. S., Trees may be brought to the library on either Tuesday, Dec. 5, or Wednesday, Dec. 6.
The public is invited to view the trees and vote for your favorite. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place and Children’s Choice. There is no cost to view the trees or decorate a tree for the event.
Awards will be announced after the fire department’s soup supper.
Santa at Pritchard
For the first time, Santa Claus is coming to Pritchard Auto in Britt.
He will be available from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the dealership, 980 U.S. Highway 18, for the public to get their photo taken with him.
Britt Fire Department Soup Supper
The Britt Fire Department will host its annual soup supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Britt Municipal Building, 170 Main Ave. S.
Some of the soups available for the public to enjoy for a free-will donation are: chili, vegetable beef, oyster stew and broccoli cheese.
Proceeds from the supper will go toward replacing the department’s pickup fire truck.