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(All Country Christmas activities are free) 


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. 

Soup and Bingo

Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church

Stop by St. Paul Lutheran Church for some hot soup and bing playing! This will be a great place to warm up after walking around outside.


Face Painting

Location: Wilson FBC

After you visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, stop down in the basement loft of the church, where kids can get their face painted. Free popcorn and hot chocolate will also be available. 

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 

Stop by Wilson Antiques & Marketplace and the Wilson Library for some holiday crafts for kids. 

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

After you visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, make sure you stop outside the church to visit some farm animals!

Letters to Santa

Location: Library (Sponsored by Brownie's Custard)

Kids can write a letter to Santa and drop it off in a special mailbox, which will be located outside the Library. 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


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 Country Christmas ends with a 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. This will also be when we announce the winners of the coloring contest and hand out some great prizes to each winner!

*The window of time for entering the tree lighting drawing has ended- participants were contacted yesterday (Saturday, 12/3).

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