12/21/2011 9:40:00 AM Roundup: Holiday Events - December 21, 2011
Photo courtesy Chris A. Porter
Gingerbread Village open in Prescott
The world's largest "Gingerbread Village" is open 24/7 at the Prescott Resort, Hwy 69 in Prescott. Call 776-1666.
Valley of Lights open until Dec. 30
Prescott Valley's 1-mile drive-through holiday display, Valley of Lights, is open through Dec. 30. The more than one million lights in 48 static and animated displays at Fain Park will be available for viewing from 6-10 p.m. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.
Downtown lights through Dec. 31
Every evening through Dec. 31, downtown Prescott Valley's Entertainment District will be lit up with holiday lights, and the Tree of Joy and Song will play every half hour.
Lions Christmas trees still on sale
The Prescott Valley Early Bird Lions Christmas tree lot opened Nov. 26. The lot is in the Tim's Toyota Center parking lot, corner of Florentine and Glassford Hill Roads in Prescott Valley. Hours are Monday through Friday, 3 -8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. The trees include Noble, Douglas and Grand firs. Prices vary by tree size. Proceeds go back into the community through Lions programs, especially eyeglasses and exams for those who can't afford them.
PV Library hosts winter break activities
Children are welcome to join the Prescott Valley Public Library staff in the second floor Children's Area anytime today through Friday during regular library hours for seasonal do-it-yourself make-and-take crafts. All supplies are provided.
Winter break game fun takes place during regular library hours Dec. 27-31. Puzzles, Scrabble, Dominoes, Jumbling Towers, Memory Match, Snakes and Ladders, card games, and more will be available. The Prescott Valley Public Library is at 7501 E. Civic Circle, For more information, call Prescott Valley Library Children's Department at 928-759-3044, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas worship services
Christmas worship services Trinity Lutheran Church will conduct Dec. 24 Christmas Eve services: 4:30 p.m. liturgical worship, and 6:30 p.m. praise service. Christmas Day Worship will be held at 8:00 (Liturgical) and 9:15 (Praise) only. Both Services will be in the Sanctuary. The church is at 3950 N. Valorie Drive, Prescott Valley.
St. Luke's says 'Don't Spend Christmas Alone'
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherd's Lane in Prescott, will host its 31st "Don't Spend Christmas Alone" community dinner on Christmas Day. This event provides a full Christmas dinner and fellowship to anyone in the tri-city communities who may be alone on this day. Homebound residents will be visited by someone delivering a meal also.
Members of other congregations, social service agencies and individuals who have volunteered their services will assist members of the church.
Shuttle transportation for those in need will leave from Albertson's in Prescott every half hour from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
For additional information, meal delivery or to volunteer for this occasion, call St. Luke's Church at 778-4499.
Businesses team up for free rides home
KPPV 106.7-FM "The Mix," along with Hensley Beverage Co. and local businesses, will team up again this holiday season with their "Do The Ride Thing" program.
The annual safe-ride program offers free taxi rides home to those who wish to drink at participating establishments in the Prescott area.
From 5 p.m. Dec. 24 through 6 a.m. New Years Day, All City Kokopelli Transport will be providing free cab rides to those who request it from their server. One ride per person, to their home only.
Hensley Beverage Co., Bucky's and Yavapai Casinos, Tim's Auto Group, Cable One, Prescott Newspapers Inc. and KPPV will pick up the tab. Since its inception in 1989, the program has helped thousands of people get home safely during the holidays.