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A Mendota Christmas

Dates: Now - Dec. 7, 2019
Times: 8:00AM-3:00PM
Category: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Location: Downtown Mendota, 800 Washington St , Mendota, Il 61342
Phone: 815-539-6507
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The Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to host A Mendota Christmas on December 7th!

Schedule of Events: Buddy's Fly-In Breakfast - 8am -11am @ Mendota Elks Lodge

Holiday Craft & Vendor Show - 9am - 3pm featuring local craft and vendors for all of you Holiday gift giving needs.

Balloon Artist - Lica Lorraine will available at Breakfast and also strolling around downtown - 9am - 1pm

Story Time with Cindy Lou Who - 9am, 10am,, 11,am, 12pm on Jefferson St . Touch A Truck - 10am - 3pm Children of all ages are invited to see and explore vehicles from police cars, firetruck, tractors, and heavy equipment - on Illinois Ave

Santa - 11am - 3pm First State Bank Parking Lot

Free Hot Chocolate & Hot Dogs - 11am -3pm First State Bank Parking Lot provided by Mendota Opti-mist Club.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - 11am - 2 pm Corner of Washington & Indiana

Free Book Giveaway - 11am - 3pm Books will be given away to children who visit with Santa as a way to promote literacy in Mendota.

Ballet Folklorico de Colores - 12pm corner of Illinois & Jefferson

Ekana Nursery Sale - 9am -3pm Ekana Nursery will be set up inside of the Methodist Church selling Holiday items.

OSf HealthCare Saint Paul Auxiliary Gift Shop - will be open from 10 am - 3 pm to help you with gift ideas for your friends and family this holiday season.

What's Nearby:
Starved Rock Lodge - Cabins
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Utica Business Association
Joliet Slammers Baseball
Joliet Slammers Baseball
Grundy County Corn Festival

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