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By DREW LAWSON
Staff Reporter 

Airway Heights confirms month-long "Winterfest" holiday event

 

Last updated 12/4/2020 at 1:59pm



Editor’s note: This story is an update to an article titled “Airway Heights plans holiday events,” which was published in the Nov. 26 issue of the Cheney Free Press.

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—The city confirmed previously reported plans for celebrating the holidays as a community while still following COVID-19 health protocols on the parks and recreation website this week, with some minor changes and updates to various details. The event, titled “Airway Heights Month-Long Winterfest,” features five activities throughout December for city residents to participate in.

Letters to Santa

Children can write a letter to Santa Claus with the promise that they’ll receive a letter back in return, courtesy of a partnership between the Parks and Recreation department and the Kiwanis Club.

The letters must be delivered to city hall by Dec. 13 to guarantee a response by Dec. 25, the website states.

Parents are asked to fill out a “Super Secret Parent Questionnaire,” found on the parks and recreation website, to help inform their children’s response letter, and either include it with the child’s letter or email it to the parks and recreation department.

25 Days of Christmas

25 Days of Christmas began Dec. 1 and features a daily activity that families can complete safely on their own.

Each day, the activity will be posted to an event Facebook page and on the website, and families can post pictures of themselves doing the activity on social media using an #ah25daysofchristmas hashtag.

Families who complete 10 activities by Dec. 20 will be entered into a prize drawing for a holiday basket, delivered on Dec. 23 by Santa. Only those within Airway Heights city limits are eligible for the prize.

The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and C.A.R.E.S, the parks and recreation department’s non-profit organization.

Drive-in Movie

The HUB on West 14th Avenue is hosting a viewing of Jon Favreau’s “Elf,” starring Will Ferrell, on Dec. 19 at 5 p.m.

The event is hosted by the Heights Church, which will provide snacks. Patrons can also order dinner from Wolffy’s Breakfast, Burgers and Brew and have it delivered to their cars.

Tree Lighting and Fireworks

Following the “Elf” showing, A drive-up tree lighting ceremony will occur at Sunset Park at 7:30 p.m. and will be succeeded by a firework show, sponsored by Dairy Queen. The Volunteer Firefighters Association will be sponsoring a visit from Santa at the event.

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

This event is listed on the website, but no information had been confirmed as of press time.

Drew Lawson can be reached at drew@cheneyfreepress.com.

 

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