Thursday, December 5, 2013

Miracle on First Street
A City of LaSalle Tradition

This coming weekend, we welcome what has become a yearly tradition to downtown LaSalle: Miracle on First Street. Presented by the LaSalle Promotional and Advisory Committee, this will be an all day event on Saturday, December 7th that concludes with the annual parade to light the Christmas tree at City Hall.

Starting as early as 8 am, the day will feature plenty of family activities to participate in located throughout downtown LaSalle in an effort by the city to provide a fun, holiday atmosphere while promoting local businesses.

Santa will be out and about all morning and afternoon, so make time in your day to bring the kids down to see him. Here are the times and places:

  • Join him at 8 or 10 am at the Lock 16 Visitor Center for breakfast
  • Snap a photo with him at his house on 1st and Wright Streets at 10:00 and 2:00
  • Walk alongside him in the annual Christmas parade that begins at 4:00 at The Gathering Place and ends at City Hall 

Here is a list of other activities going on throughout the day:

  • 9:00 to noon Santa's Workshop located at Ax Church, 229 Gooding Street will offer the opportunity to make a Christmas craft. 
  • 10:00 to noon Holiday Games and Raffle located at 633 First Street
  • 10:00 to 2:00 Get your pets photo with Santa at Ancare Veterinary Hospital located at 2400 Chartres Street
  • 10:30 to 2:00 Free hot chocolate and candy canes will also be available at Dr. Wendy Sanders-Maubach 
  • 9:30 to 2:00 Fire Truck Rides will be available at City Hall 
  • 11:00 to noon Holiday Music and Storytelling at LaSalle Public Library 
  • 1:00 to 2:30 Holiday Movies will be presented at Stage 212 

Take a holiday tour at the Hegler Carus Mansion - Tours run on the hour at 12, 1 , 2 , and 3 o'clock.  Carriage rides will also be available from 1 to 4 pm beginning at the corner of First and Marquette Streets.

The day will conclude with a "Walk with Santa" parade starting at The Gathering Place bowling alley around 4:30 and ending with the lighting of the Christmas tree at City Hall.

Come enjoy a fun-filled, holiday spirit Saturday, but make sure to take a break for a bite to eat here at the Uptown. We will be serving up warm meals all afternoon.

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