Join us in the Village of Wilson on December 13, 2020 from 3:00-5:30 pm for our annual Country Christmas event!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things will be a little different this year. Please read all of the information on this website so you can be prepared for the changes.

-Many of the event stations will be outside, so please dress for the weather. 

-Please respect social distancing rules at each station and wear a mask when necessary. 

-There will not be restroom access at most if not all stations, so take care of this before you come!

-Please be patient, as our indoor stations can only accomodate limited numbers of people at one time. 

-If you have any questions about Country Christmas, please email us at wilsonfbc265@gmail.com or message us on Facebook!

Coloring Sheet

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Event Map

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Event Program

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Tree Lighting

Goodman Hayrides

Ride around our beautiful village and enjoy the holiday spirit on a hayride provided by Goodman Farms! In order to follow social distancing guidelines, this year we can’t fit as many people on the wagons and there may be a longer wait time than usual. If you are waiting in line for a hay ride, please be patient and follow social distancing guidelines! 

Selfies with Santa

We know that everyone looks forward to getting their free family photo with Santa! This year due to COVID restrictions, we just can’t take these photos indoors, or have people getting close to Santa and Mrs. Claus. For this year, we are introducing “Selfies with Santa.” Santa and Mrs. Claus will be sitting on the front porch of the parsonage at Wilson FBC, ready to say hello from a distance! You will have the opportunity to snap a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the background using your own smartphone. Santa will have a small gift to hand out to each child! You can sign up for a time to take your selfie during the event.

Coloring Contest

Kids in grades K-5 can enter our coloring contest! Prizes are awarded for the following age groups: k-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade. Due to COVID, you won’t be able to color your picture during Country Christmas inside the building at Wilson FBC, so you will need to get your coloring done at home before the event. However, you can drop off your completed page at the doors of the church during Country Christmas between 3:00 and 5:00 pm. Prize winners will be announced on Facebook Live during the virtual tree lighting at 6:00 pm. We will let winners know where/when they can pick up their prizes!

{Virtual} Tree Lighting Ceremony

Every year Country Christmas ends with a tree lighting ceremony at the e-sign. In order to keep everyone safe, we will not be gathering at the e-sign; the tree lighting ceremony will be virtual this year. Join us on Facebook Live at 6:00pm from the comfort of your own home, watch the tree lighting and listen for the coloring contest winners to be announced. 

2020 Participating Locations

*Out of respect  for and in support of our community’s local businesses and organizations, please follow each location’s COVID mask wearing and social distancing rules, and bring your own mask to the event.

Wilson Antiques: Take and make Christmas cards

Wilson Community Library: Pick up a take-and-make craft

Cookie Cottage: Kids can decorate a cookie (while supplies last!)

Wilson FBC: Hand in your coloring page and take a selfie with Santa. (sign up for a photo time during the event) Donate a canned good for the Wilson Food Pantry.

Firehall: Stop by and get a cup of hot cider courtesy of the Wilson Lions Club

Goodman Farms: Hayrides in the firehall/catholic church parking lot 

Fat Papas: Stop in and sample some soup

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church: Outdoor scavenger hunt for kids

Brownies: Write a letter to Santa at home. Drop your letter in the Christmas mailbox at Brownies. Include your mailing address and you just might receive a reply from the North Pole!

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