Christmas in north Big Horn County kicks off this Saturday as Lovell merchants host the annual Holiday Mingle in downtown Lovell. The former Main Street Mingle, traditionally held on the Saturday of the Thanksgiving Holidy weekend in Lovell, has been moved up a week and has a new name.
The idea is, “Let’s try it and see what happens,” Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce Director Suzanne Winterholler said when the change was announced a few weeks ago.
“They (merchants) felt they wanted to give people the opportunity to see what’s available in Lovell before the big shopping weekend on Thanksgiving,” Winterholler said.
The Mingle Committee has planned an afternoon of fun activities for the whole family including a visit from Santa Claus, who will pose with children for photos.
Hundreds of dollars in Chamber Bucks will be offered in a drawing.
People may register for Chamber Bucks at the matinee or during the Santa event at the fire hall.
Participating Lovell merchants will offer pre-Christmas specials during the day, and a Lovell coupon booklet will be distributed at the fire hall and during the tree-lighting ceremony
The Cowley Boys will provide music at Minchow’s Food Court from 8 to 10 p.m. on Saturday.