The holidays are about more than simply getting presents or about Santa Claus. It’s about spending time with friends and families, sharing in the spirit of giving, and the sense of compassion that is evident in many people in our community. Here in Sparta alone, we have many different ways to donate toys to families less fortunate and numerous ways to help with food donations to those in need.
The traditional values found in our community that are so important during the holidays and year round gives us the reason to continue to believe in the goodness in people and the importance of the giving of yourself. Especially during the holidays, lately it seems, people can get caught up in the commercialism that the holidays have become- dashing to the mall to wait half the night to get the latest and greatest electronic toy is quite the norm. During the hustle and bustle period this year, it’s nice to know we live in a community that still believes in the values connected to the holiday. When we hear the word “believe”, we know it means more than in “Santa Claus”, but to believe in hope, compassion, in the spirit of giving and the goodness of people.
The Holiday Season in downtown Sparta is special, too. Homes are decorated with holiday lights and family’s together to meet Santa at the Santa House or take a stroll through candy cane lane, there truly is nothing like this time of year. While downtown, take a moment to see if any of our local businesses would save you the hassle of the traffic and crowds elsewhere. You may just find a perfect gift for a loved one from restaurant gift certificates, antique collector’s items, customized framing, men’s work ware and tools, auto accessories, and holiday collectibles.
This season, we have many activities for you and your family to enjoy. Visit Santa as he arrives with Mrs. Claus on the Santa Express train or bring your furry friend to pet night with Santa. Looking for a fun evening with Santa and his elves? Bring your little ones to the Santa Party where we will be making crafts, decorating cookies and taking photos with Santa! And if you and your family would like a real holiday treat, take a free trolley ride through Harper Drive on Christmas Eve.
All of the events that are scheduled throughout the month are brought to you because of the generous local businesses that support the community events. These events continue a tradition of the holiday spirit in the Village of Sparta. Please remember to thank the businesses that bring you events throughout the year. Please visit the website for more information or contact us at (616) 887-2454.