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2017 Down Home Christmas

Information will be updated as it is received.   

Friday, December 1, 2017

6:00 PM : Christmas Tree Lighting, 100 South Main - Music by Hill Intermediate 3 rd and 4 th Grade Choir and the Children’s Christmas Choir from Saltair Church of Christ. Serving hot chocolate.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

8 AM – 11 AM :
Breakfast With Santa on December 2, 2017 at Bethel-Tate High School Cafeteria - Meal includes:  3 Pancakes, Sausage Links, Mixed Fruits, Milk, Juice and Coffee    Activities includes:  Pictures with Santa with your camera, Crafts, Face Painting and Games for all ages.    Cost is $7.00 per person   One year or younger is free.  To make reservations email   to provide name, contact information and quantity of tickets needed.   Sponsored by the Bethel-Tate Music Association to help support the Choir and Band Minstrels.  

9 AM - 5 PM Craft Show - The Shepard's Place, 545 W. Plane Street . For more information please contact Nadine Smith @ 513-490-2110 or download an application here.
9 AM – 1PM Community Savings Bank, 503 W Plane St
- Open house from 9am -1pm Serving doughnuts, cookies, hot chocolate and coffee! Canned food drive. Each can of food = 1 free entry for a Yeti cooler. All donations to benefit the American Legion Post 406 Food Drive of Bethel. Drawing for the Yeti cooler will be on Saturday, Dec 2th at 1:00. During the parade starting at 5:00, we will be serving chili, hot chocolate and coffee in front of the bank until we run out!

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM The Bethel Branch Library, 611 W Plane Street - Decorate a Gingerbread House and enjoy Open House Activities. Drop in for cookies, punch, holiday crafts, and face painting. Pre-registration  is required to attend one of the 5 Gingerbread House sessions: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.  Call 513-734-2619 or go online at under Events and Bethel Branch to reserve a spot for your family. All supplies are provided.

10 AM - 4 PM Bethel Historical Museum, Grant Memorial Building, W Plane Street
Enter to win Grand Prize Village Gift Baskets on behalf of our local businesses! Drawings will be after the parade. Also enter to win a flat screen TV donated by Nurre Funeral Home.

11:00 AM – Santa Doggy Parade – Bethel Animal Health - Registration begins at 10:00. Prizes given to 1 st Place in five categories: Best Christmas Sweater, Best Costume Duo, Most Creative, Most Festive and Best Dressed Family. Registration forms online or at Bethel Animal Health.

11 AM - 2 PM Kids Fest – Church of the Nazarene, 50 East Water Street, Free snacks and crafts. Visit Santa in the Winter Wonderland room. Take a ‘Journey to Bethlehem’ ending in a Live Nativity. Bring your camera to get pictures.

5:30 PM Down Home Christmas Parade
Nazarene Church to Plane Street to Bick Primary Building.

7:00 PM Christmas Cantata "Remember the Gift" – Bethel United Methodist Church.

Sunday, December 3, 2017
6:00 PM – Repeat performance of "Remember the Gift" – Bethel United Methodist Church.