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Selfies with Santa

Location: Wilson FBC

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be back inside this year, at Wilson First Baptist Church! Stop inside and bring your own cell phone or camera. Volunteers will be available to help snap a family photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. They will also be collecting non-perishable donations for the Wilson Food Pantry. 

Hay Rides and Hot Cider

Location: Fire Hall 

Hay Rides are back again this year, courtesy of Goodman Farms. While you are waiting for the wagon, stop by the Fire Hall foyer for some hot cider, served up by the Wilson Lions Club. 


Crafts for Kids

Various Locations 

Some locations will be offering crafts for kids again this year! Due to the continuing pandemic, some of these crafts may be take-and-make style to limit contact. Check our map and program (coming soon) for more details.

Cookie Decorating

Location: The Cookie Cottage

Each child will be able to decorate one cookie, while supplies last! The store will also be open for business during the event, so stop by and support this great local business.


Petting Zoo

Location: Wilson FBC

The petting zoo will be back this year! Shenandoah Acres will be bringing their animals and setting up outside the front of the church. 

Letters to Santa

Location: Brownie's Custard Stand

Kids can write a letter to Santa and drop it off in a special mailbox at Brownies. If they drop it off in time, they just might receive a reply from the North Pole!

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Coloring Contest

Location: Wilson FBC

The week before Country Christmas, kids at Wilson Elementary will receive a coloring sheet at school that they can work on during the week and submit on the day of the event. There are prizes for 3 age categories: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, and 4th-5th grade. You can also download the coloring sheet here, or color one at the church during the event. Prize winners will be announced at our tree lighting ceremony!

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Location: E-Sign

Every year we end Country Christmas with our tree lighting ceremony, where one child and one veteran, active duty personnel, or first responder are selected to light the tree. If you have a child or loved one you would like to register you can do so by following the link below.