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Story City celebrates Yulefest Nov. 27, Shop Small Saturday Nov. 28

Ronna Faaborg
Story City Herald
Carolers gather around Story City's Christmas tree during Yulefest in 2019. The tree lighting will be livestreamed on Facebook on Friday at 6 p.m. In-person viewing is not being held due to the state's COVID-19 protocols.

Story City will celebrate Yulefest and Shop Small Saturday, Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 respectively, but things will look a little this year different due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Friday, Nov. 27, the classic animated movie, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” will be shown at the Story Theater at 5:15 p.m. Tickets are available on the Story City Great Chamber Connection’s Facebook page, where organizers are keeping track of attendance for the sake of safety and the ability of moviegoers to social distance.

From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 27, the Story City Fire Department is holding its annual soup supper, but the event will be a drive-thru this year.

At 5:50 p.m., Yulefest-goers are invited to sing carols around the tree at the intersection of Broad and Pennsylvania while observing social distancing protocols. Organizers encourage the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Special guests will arrive via firetruck to light the tree, according to the GCC.  

On Saturday, Nov. 28, downtown will be welcoming shoppers and their children for Shop Small Saturday activities.

Local stores will be celebrating starting at 9 a.m.

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., kids can make crafts in person or can pick up a take-and-make kit. To sign up your child for the in-person crafting, call 515-733-4214 to RSVP.

At 1 p.m., the GCC is hosting viewers to watch the comedy “Home Alone” at the Story Theater. Tickets for this movie are also available on the GCC’s Facebook page.