Ho Ho Ho Hike and Holiday Celebration

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Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center

222 E Drake Ave

Sara Hand Custer

Sara Hand Custer

Cultural Arts Director

****UPDATE****Ho Ho HO Hike & Holiday Celebratin  is now sold out for 2023!

After the success of last year's collaboration with the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) will be bringing the Ho-Ho-Ho Hike and Holiday Celebration back for the 2023 winter season. The JDCAC and the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center will be joining forces again this year to present this festive event. This event will take the place of the Polar Express.

Children of all ages are invited to this Holiday Celebration on December 2nd from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center. The Preserve will be turned into a Winter Wonderland, full of nature-themed crafts, performances, cookies, hot chocolate and a visit from Mrs. Claus. This event will also include the traditional Ho Ho Ho Hike, a unique and fun "Santa-hunt" where you will hike the Preserve looking for the elusive visitor in red, meeting many of nature's creatures along the way. Wear your comfortable walking shoes and come celebrate the holiday season with the Clauses!

The cost is $15 per person (adults must have a ticket and children must be accompanied by an adult); children under the age of 24 months are FREE with the purchase of an adult ticket. TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH.

For more information, contact Emillie Dombrowski, Art Education Specialist, at Please also see and visit