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Christmas on Market Street 2021: Osage City celebrates Candyland Christmas

Osage City is planning a Candyland Christmas this Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, for its annual Christmas on Market Street season opener, with activities and events scheduled around town from 7 a.m. until the lighted Christmas parade at 6 p.m. The Osage City Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event, which includes visits with Santa Claus, ping pong ball drops, retail poker, chili cookoff and feed, and the popular raffle drawing for many prizes.

Christmas on Market Street
Candyland Christmas
Saturday, Nov. 13

  • 7-10 a.m. – Kiwanis breakfast; biscuits and gravy (free will donation); American Legion Post 198, 115 N. Sixth.
  • 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. – Marilynn’s Restaurant – order from the menu; enjoy a home cooked meal. 1216 Laing St.
  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m. – The Osage County Senior Center “Sewing Chicks”; tour their sewing facility and view some of their sewing projects on display.
  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m. – Osage Garden and Produce – Local crafters and metal art display; 1048 Laing Street; kids, help feed the birds and make a bird seed craft. Supply costs: $1-$2.
  • 8:30 a.m. – Jingle Bell 5K Run; elementary school parking lot; contact Shanda Koett, 620-560-5132, or Will Kern, 785-633-6716.
  • 9 a.m. – Ridge Iron Grill, breakfast burritos, coffee, cocoa, cider and Bloody Mary bar ; 611 Market St.
    9-11 a.m. – Landmark National Bank, 102 S. Sixth St.; stop by the drive -through window for a craft goodie bag.
  • 9 a.m.-noon – Barn quilt ornament, Osage County Fair Association; north end of Santa Fe Depot; paint your own small barn quilt ornament  for $9 or purchase pre-painted ornaments.
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Craft show; contact Janet Bosworth to register, 785-554-5039, senior center.
    9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Retail Poker: Five card stud; try to get the best hand for cash prizes; senior center. Visit participating businesses to pick up a free envelope with card.
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Market Street bake sale, Willing Workers 4-H Club and Osage County Fair Association (in front of old Duckwalls).
  • 9:30 a.m. – Santa arrival on fire truck Sixth and Market; wave at him and welcome him to Osage City.
  • 10 a.m.-noon – Santa visit at senior center. Stop in and have a virtual visit with Santa, and tell him what is on your Christmas wish list.
    10 a.m.-noon – McCoy’s RadioShack, 521 Market St.; Toy expo featuring this season’s hot toys and electronics; demos and giveaways.
  • 10 a.m.-noon – Face painting; Osage City High School Cheerleaders Fundraiser; senior center.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Furniture Loft, 523 Market St.; register for a chance to win an accent chair.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Axe Throwing-featuring Manhachet from Manhattan; Osage Hardware Garden Center; try your skills throwing an axe at a target in an enclosed area; charge: $10 for 12 throws; enter the drawing for a chance to win a 65″ TV.
  • 10 a.m.- Ramblin’ Rose; stop by and purchase a 50-cent children’s grab bag; 629 Market St.
    11 a.m.-l p.m. – Subway; kids enjoy a cookie; 104 W. Market St.
    11 a.m.-l p.m. – Photo booth; Conrad Carlson Charitable Foundation; in front of the Santa Fe Depot; free photo booth set up for you to take a photo.
  • 11 a.m. – Emeline Fuller Art; pet and people portraits; have your portrait drawn; senior center.
    11 a.m. – Outside dining court; Sixth Street between Market and Holliday; food vendors.
  • 12 p.m. – Corn Hole Tournament – $20 per Team; 50/50 pot, Osage City Recreation Center; contact Tricia Gundy, 785-219-9727, or Jeff Lohmeyer, 785-528-3885.
  • 12 p.m.-l p.m. – Emergency services showcase, Sixth and Main. Visit and thank our local emergency services personnel.
  • 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Fire truck rides; ride on one of the fire trucks, Sixth and Main.
  • 12:30 p.m.-12:45 p.m. – Ping pong ball drops; 12 and under, and teens and up; Sixth Street between Market and Main. Get a ball with a number on it and visit the corresponding store to collect your gift.
  • 1:30-2 p.m. – Story time at the Osage City Public Library, 515 Main St. Listen to a story and make a Christmas tree ornament.
  • 2-4 p.m. – Santa visit at senior center. Stop in and have a virtual visit with Santa, and tell him what is on your Christmas wish list.
  • 2-4 p.m. – Gingerbread house building; American Legion Post 198, 115 W. Sixth St. Make a gingerbread house at this free event sponsored by Osage City PTA.
  • 2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Raffle drawing; winners do not need to be present to win; Sixth and Market. Contact Jeanette Swarts, 785-249-5451, for details. Purchase tickets at participating businesses or at the senior center on Saturday.
  • 3-4 p.m. – Quarter bingo; winner takes the pot; senior center.
  • 4-4:30 p.m. – Chili cook off judging; to register contact Shanda Koett, 620-560-5132; senior center.
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Chili feed; free will donation; senior center.
  • 4:30-5:45 p.m. – KC Chiefs Wolf Mascot; meet and get a picture and autograph. KC Wolf will also participate in parade; downtown.
  • 5-5:30 p.m. – Parade float judging and line up; west end of Market Street.
  • 5-5:30 p.m. – Topeka High Drumline; performance and participate in parade, downtown.
  • 5:45 p.m. – Downtown holiday lighting.
  • 6 p.m. – Christmas lighted parade, Market Street.

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