Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat by the Vermillion Area Chamber/Development Company Come home for the holidays ? Come home to Vermillion

Friday, Nov. 21

* Kick off the holiday season with Santa by switching on the Christmas lights to light up the downtown streets of Vermillion at 6 p.m.

* Draw from Santa's "Bag of Bucks" (with over $1,000 in gift certificates from participating businesses) immediately following the switching of the lights. Certificates can be used the weekend of Nov. 21-23. Must be at least 18 to participate.

* Supper with Santa from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at 2 East Main Street. Kids of all ages are invited to have supper with Santa. Crafts and entertainment will be provided. Children 10 and under free � adults $2. Professional photos with Santa by Aaron Packard Photography will also be available.

* ESA Bake Sale at 16 East Main Street, 5 to 8 p.m.

* Stores open until 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 22

* Senior Citizens Bazaar � 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Senior Citizen Center.

* Professional photos with Santa by Aaron Packard Photography at the Candy Bouquet from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

* Vermillion Jaycees Santa's Workshop � 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vermillion Middle School Auditorium. Independent consultants showcase products � Mary Kay, Avon, Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Discovery Toys and more.

* Hay rides with Santa from 1 to 3 p.m., downtown Vermillion.

* Stop in and meet guest artist James Meger at Tigert Art Gallery.

* Christmas tea from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Goebel House. Join in the fun with an open house tea. The cost is $20 and includes a 2003 Vermillion Christmas Tea plate. Pre-Registration is required and availability is limited. Call 624-5571 to register.

* Stores open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Austin-Whittemore House tours from 1 to 4 p.m.

* Free movie � Daddy DayCare, 1 and 3 p.m. at the Vermillion Theatre.

Sunday, Nov. 23

* Vermillion After Prom Party breakfast fund raiser, Eagles Club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Menu features Belgium waffles with nine different toppings, sausage and drink. Cost is $5/person � Children under 5 free. There will be a live pie auction at 12:30 p.m.

* Professional photos with Santa by Aaron Packard Photography at Candy Bouquet from 1 to 3 p.m.

Stores open from 12 to 5 p.m.

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