Hi everyone! I am busy in final production of the Christmas Issue of EdmondActive Magazine! I look forward to this issue every year, and sadly when it’s in production, many things change quickly and or events are canceled that it never has all of the things in it that I had originally intended.
This year, one of the things I was looking forward to was the Electric Lights Parade. Just before Thanksgiving, the City’s Marketing Coordinator announced the City was no longer going to put this event on, however, was replacing the City’s Christmas Parade with Luminance – An Enchanted Stroll, a walk through light display with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting at Mitch Park which will be debuted with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting on December 2nd and be on display the entire month of December, near the Edmond Outdoor Ice Rink. This event will be evolving as years pass. My only disappointment is being able to spend some time in Downtown Edmond when it’s cold getting hot chocolate. Let’s all get behind this new event and see where it goes!
This new issue of EdmondActive features gift giving ideas from our retailers and of course, in it’s 9th season, we offer a guide to some of the best Christmas light shows and neighborhoods where you can drive by to view them. In 2009, this seemed like such a funny idea, but the reception from residents has been off the charts! If you can’t find a copy of this issue, you can view the guide on your mobile device with our digital issue.
Some of you were so upset when the Arcadian Inn Bed & Breakfast came to an end last fall. No worries, as seen on our cover, the Arcadian Christmas tradition is alive and well at Arcadian Getaways Country Cottages! Our annual Christmas cover is always something that reminds us of tradition or that is unique, and the Christmas trees inside of each of the Arcadian Getaways cottages remind us of the tradition that the Arcadian Bed & Breakfast brought to Edmond for 26 years. Take a look and consider booking a cottage during the holidays at www.ArcadianGetaways.com.
Citizen’s Bank of Edmond donated 116 turkeys to this year’s Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner held at the UCO Nigh Center. Their amazing giving spirit is such a blessing to our community. Also, find out how Citizen’s customer’s will receive cash rewards until December 31, 2017.
Thanks again for visiting, and be sure to check out the featured video to learn about our advertisers, and check out our Facebook page or Instagram for up to the minute gift ideas. Thanks for supporting these amazing local independent businesses during Small Business Saturday, it’s amazing at how great these owners feel when they know they have the community’s support behind them!
Stop by Tuesday for another look at what’s happening around Edmond!