Festivities start downtown at 11:00 AM. Live entertainment, chimineas and outdoor fire pits will fill the town with warmth and holiday cheer. Activities include kid’s train rides and craft tent, Olde Towne Marketplace, self-guided art studio tours and historic walking tours. The Gingerbread House Contest & Showcase, in the United Methodist Church, runs from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
At 12:00 Noon, visitors can enjoy a tour of the area’s Victorian Homes. Wagon rides, a silent auction, and Show & Shine Car Show begin at noon. The Soup Challenge, featuring eight of the Grand Valley’s top restaurants, starts at 1:00 PM. Santa will greet children of all ages at 2:00 PM.
High Tea commences at 2:00 PM at Palisade’s new Wine Country Inn, with shuttle service available from downtown. At 3:00 PM, guests can enjoy complimentary wine tastings as well as the Palisade Fire Department’s Chili Cook-off. At 5:00 PM, the Peach Queen officially lights the Town’s Christmas tree, followed by the Christmas parade.