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Week-long holiday event kicks off in Mills Nov. 27

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Week-long holiday event kicks off in Mills Nov. 27
Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

The 12th Annual New York Mills Christmas Festival gets the holiday season underway with the Christmas Kick-Off on Friday, Nov. 27.

The Kick-Off runs 5-9 p.m. upstairs in City Hall and features the ever-growing in popularity Kids Cookie Decorating event courtesy of The Bake Shoppe. Cookie decorating takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The T.O.P.S. Bake Sale and Senior Arts & Crafts will both have booths set up during the festival. Also, the Senior Citizen's Center will host a Chili & Chowder Supper, 4-8 p.m., during the Kick-Off.

The City Hall Ballroom will be filled with decorated trees set up and donated by various individuals, businesses, civic groups, and organizations.

Tree viewing continues all week-Nov. 28 through Dec. 5-opening at noon each day. The Community Christmas Program is Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m., with Santa flying in at 8 p.m. to visit with the children.

The Christmas Festival closes with the Community Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 5. The festival is open 12 noon to 7 p.m., and 9-10 p.m. Social hour for the party is at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. A dance will follow dinner with live music by the band Sapphire.

Admission to the festival is free and a donation to the NY Mills Area Food Shelf is encouraged. Silent auction proceeds benefit Santa Anonymous. The auction closes at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 during the Community Christmas Party.