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  1. 12th Annual Home for The Holidays Parade

    November 25, All Day

    Holiday Cookie Contest 10 am - 4 pm Participating stores are competing for the title of best holiday cookie, choppers get to be the judge! Home for the Holidays Parade 5:30 pm Home for the Holidays Festival 6:30-8 pm Join us downtown after the parade for fun and games, ice skating and more! Annual Mayors Tree Lighting 6:15 pm Join Mayor Mike Allison with Santa & Mrs. Clause as they light up the 25,000 lights! Jack Kilby Square Visit Santa & Mrs. Claus 6:30-8:30 pm Bring the kids and have them sit on Santa’s lap and tell him their Christmas list! 1223 Main Street Santas Around the World 6:30-8:30 pm See the beautiful handmade lifesize Santas from all over the world 1223 Main Street Living Nativity Portraits 4:30-7:30 pm Each year the Foundry Methodist Church provides a memory you can keep for you and your family for Free! Trail of Lights Enjoy the official first day of the City of Great Bend Trail of Lights! Wind through town and capture the magic of Chr

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  2. Explore GB Month

    November 25, All Day

    Starting on the 1st Saturday of November, participating stores provide themed events every Saturday including Black Friday in November. Shop Local, Save and Win $1,000 to explore Great Bend!

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  3. GBRC and GBPL Activities All Month

    November 25, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  4. Home for the Holiday’s Parade and Festivities

    November 25, All Day

    The parade begins at 5:30pm downtown Great Bend followed by living nativity portraits, see Santas Around the World, Ice Skating, visit Santa, free horse wagon rides, train rides, and free hot dogs and funnel cakes. Jack Kilby Square from 5:30 – 8pm.

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  5. Hometown Rewards Promotion Starts

    November 25, All Day

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  6. Santas Around the World

    November 25 - December 22

    You can view 23 life-sized Santas on display, each Santa showcasing Christmas stories and traditions from around the world. In addition to the Santas exhibit, Santa Claus himself will be available to meet with children during regular hours that the exhibit is open. 1223 Main St. Thursdays and Fridays:4-6pm Saturdays and Sundays: 1-6pm

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  7. Trail of Lights Begins

    November 25, All Day

    The animated lights wind through the community starting at Brit Spaugh Park, then to Veterans Memorial Park for the 12 Days of Christmas. See the Christmas nativity at K-96 & 10th Street, then head south to the Historical Village lights. Display available Nov. 25th – Jan 1st.

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  8. Cookie Contest

    November 25, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Time: 10 am – 3pm Location: Participating Retail Stores Details: Sample cookies from 16 participating business locations and vote for the best cookies in town.

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  9. Small Business Saturday

    November 25, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Time: 10am – 6pm Location: Participating Retail Stores Description: This November, the City of Great Bend is working with dozens of local businesses in a promotional campaign known as “Explore Great Bend Month” which presents the best of everything the city has to offer. Details: Every Saturday in November (and on Black Friday), shoppers can visit the promotion retailers to participate in unique activities and register to win the $1,000 shopping spree giveaway! There will also be a second place shopping spree of $500 and a third place prize of $250. It's free to register in any of the participating locations, but drawing boxes will only be put out on the special Explore Great Bend dates.

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