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O’Tannenbaum Days will be this Friday through Sunday November 30 through December 2nd in Jasper.

The huge, lighted Christmas tree in the center of Jasper’s downtown welcomes visitors, relatives, residents and friends to this annual Christmas celebration.

Shops in the city are ready for shoppers with gift ideas and window displays full of decorations. Potpourri, treats, carriage rides, Santa Claus in his special house, and a large variety of artists and artisans are in the stores and other locations, to greet visitors with demonstrations of their special skills.

The stores are all ready for you with lots of great ideas for gifts and decorations, featured artists and fun, too.

Members of the Actors Community Theatre will be caroling in the downtown area on Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Santa Claus will be in his special house on the courthouse square throughout the entire weekend.

Take advantage of the beautiful community Christmas tree next to Santa’s house and take some pictures of your children, friends, or relatives.

Horse-drawn carriage rides are sure to please both young and old during this special weekend. At a starting point in front of Jasper City Hall, on the Square, in downtown Jasper, the carriage will travel north and south for several blocks. There will be one carriage taking passengers on the scenic and historic tour of downtown Jasper. Carriage rides will not take place on Sunday.

You can begin the day early in the morning on Saturday by stopping at three local churches. Attend all three for a large variety of delicious treats at Trinity United Church of Christ, as well as Precious Blood and St. Joseph Catholic Churches.

Krempp Gallery, inside the Jasper Arts Center, on south Third Avenue will feature the “Visual Arts Committee” display all weekend.

A Holiday Bazaar will be on Saturday only from 10-4 at the Cabby O’Neil Gym on 6th Street. Over 35 local vendors (crafter & direct sales) will showcase their wares.

The Dubois County Museum, located at 2704 North Newton St. is open this weekend. Take some time to visit the Dubois County Museum and learn a lot about the history of Dubois County.

A guided tour of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the church bell tower will be given on Saturday afternoon beginning promptly at 12 noon and lasting about two hours.

The Jasper City Mill, by the Patoka River Bridge, will be open throughout the weekend.

The American Legion Post 147 and its Auxiliary are hosting the 81st Annual Community Christmas Party – this year on Sunday afternoon – in the Black Gym at the Jasper Middle School. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and Santa arrives at 1:00 p.m.

O’Tannenbaum Days is funded through a cooperative effort of the Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association, Jasper Chamber of Commerce and the Dubois County Visitors Center.

A complete guide with a list of events as well as times and more details about O’Tannenbaum Days can be found at wbdc.us.

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