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  1. Santas Around the World

    November 25 - December 22

    You can view 23 life-sized Santas on display, each Santa showcasing Christmas stories and traditions from around the world. In addition to the Santas exhibit, Santa Claus himself will be available to meet with children during regular hours that the exhibit is open. 1223 Main St. Thursdays and Fridays:4-6pm Saturdays and Sundays: 1-6pm

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  2. Hometown Rewards Promotion

    December 1 - December 24

    Explore Great Bend! Shop, Play and Stay!! Don’t forget to reward yourself as you SHOP LOCAL this month!! We want to give you some money back for supporting them!!! Be sure to take part in all the fun!

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  3. County Commission Meeting

    December 11, All Day

    Date: December 4, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST Website: http://www.bartoncounty.org/ Event Description: Barton County Commissioners meet at 9 a.m. Mondays, or on a Tuesday following a Monday holiday, in the County Commission Chambers located in the Barton County Courthouse, Room 106. The commissioners conduct an agenda session at 9 a.m. After the agenda meeting, the commissioners conduct study sessions. Study sessions provide an opportunity for the commissioners to discuss items that may appear in future agenda sessions. Citizens are invited and encouraged to attend both agenda and study sessions. If you would like to appear before the commissioners for an agenda item or a study session, please contact Diana Watson, Commissioners' Assistant to schedule arrangements 620-793-1800. Location: Barton County Courthouse County Commission Chambers Room 106 1400 Main Great Bend, KS Contact Information: 620-793-1847

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  4. Crochet at the Library

    December 11, All Day

    6:00 PM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=m&d=2017-12-04&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  5. GBPL and GBRC Activities All Month

    December 11, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  6. GBPL Innovation Station

    December 11, All Day

    4:00 PM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=m&d=2017-12-04&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  7. GBPL Quiet Study Session

    December 11, All Day

    4:00 PM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=m&d=2017-12-04&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  8. Golden Belt Community Concert - Silver Bells and Diamonds

    December 11, All Day

    Monday, December 11, 2017 – 7:30 PM – Great Bend Municipal Auditorium “Fabulous Foursome” of ’50s and ’60s popularity, the Diamonds present their Christmas show -- a fun and upbeat holiday extravaganza featuring many old favorite Christmas songs and carols including “Sleigh Bells,” “Let It Snow,” “White Christmas” and many others. Remembered for their biggest hits, “Lil’ Darlin’” and “The Stroll,” the Diamonds had 16 Billboard Hit Records. Their popularity continues today as they have continued to perform with gradual changes in personnel.

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  9. Touched By Cancer Support Group

    December 11, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Date: December 11, 2017 Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST Event Description: Touched by Cancer 2nd Monday of the month, 4:00PM-5:00PM at the Heartland Cancer Center - 204 Cleveland St, Great Bend, KS This cancer support group is open to individuals touched by any type of cancer. The group is formed to give families, survivors and caregivers the support and strength to move forward together, rather than on your own. No RSVP or membership is necessary For more information: Leann Danner, RN, OCN leann@cccancer.com or 620-792-5511 ext. 234 Location: Heartland Cancer Center 204 Cleveland St Great Bend, KS 67530 Contact Information: Leann Danner, RN, OCN 620-792-5511 ext. 234 Fees/Admission: No RSVP or membership is necessary

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  10. GBHS Vocal Christmas Concert

    December 11, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    7:30 pm GBHS Auditorium, 2027 Morton Street

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  11. Dine for Dolly

    December 12, All Day

    Date: December 12, 2017 Time: 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM CST Website: http://www.uwck.org/ Event Description: Eat at Freddy's Frozen Custard the 2nd Tuesday of every month to support Dolly Parton's Imagination Library! Location: Freddy's Frozen Custard 3008 10th St Great Bend Contact Information: United Way of Central Kansas

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  12. GBPL Baby Bounce Storytime

    December 12, All Day

    9:30 AM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=m&d=2017-12-04&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  13. GBPL Tech Tuesday

    December 12, All Day

    GBPL Tech Tuesday 3:00 PM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=m&d=2017-12-04&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  14. GBPL Toddler Storytime

    December 12, All Day

    10: 30 AM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=m&d=2017-12-04&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  15. GBPL Bi-Lingual Storytime

    December 13, All Day

    10:30 AM

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  16. GBRC Christmas Entertaining Meals

    December 13, All Day

    12 pm GBRC Activity for those 18 years or older Get into the Christmas spirit with a wonderful meals and the sound from the Great Bend Middle School Women in Harmony group. $10 per person. 1214 Stone Street.

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  17. Dine United Holiday Luncheon

    December 13, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Stoneridge Country Club 1438 24th St. Great Bend, KS

    To Register, Copy & Paste this URL: https://www.uwck.org/civicrm/event/register?id=133&reset=1 Join United Way of Central Kansas for an Elegant Holiday Luncheon hosted by Stoneridge Country Club. Let UWCK and Stoneridge Country Club provide an elegant backdrop and delicious menu for you to enjoy. Visiting Guest Chef David, has put together a delectable lunch which includes: Roasted Pork Dijonaise and Chicken Normandy with Apple Brandy Side Dishes of Herbed Rice Pilaf, Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary & Garlic, and Citrus Steamed Green Beans Holiday Salad with Greens, Cranraisins, Tomatoes, Shredded Carrots, & Red Onion with Vinaigarette Porterhouse Dinner Roll And finish it all off with Holiday Creme Brulee for dessert Cash bar will be available for those that would enjoy a holiday spirit, but water, tea, and a holiday punch will be served with the meal. There are only 150 seats available for purchase.

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  18. Dine United

    December 14, All Day

    Date: December 14, 2017 Website: http://www.uwck.org Event Description: Place an order with My Town 2 Go-Great Bend and 10% of the proceeds will benefit UWCK! Get hot, delicious food delivered to your door from your favorite restaurants and support a great cause at the same time! Location: Great Bend Date/Time Information: Every Thursday October 5th-Dec 28th Contact Information: United Way of Central Kansas 620-792-2403

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  19. GBHS Wrestling Dual

    December 14, All Day

    6:00 PM

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  20. GBPL Adult’s Night Out Craft

    December 14, All Day

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  21. GBPL Crochet at the Library

    December 14, All Day

    3:00 PM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  22. Chamber Coffee: Golden Belt Community Foundation

    December 14, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Date: December 14, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST Event Description: Please join the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce for the weekly Chamber Coffee to be hosted on Thursday, December 14th by the Golden Belt Community Foundation. Networking, coffee & refreshments are available at 9:00 AM, the program will take place at 9:30 AM. Location: Prince of Peace Parish Center 4100 Broadway Ave. Great Bend, KS 67530 Date/Time Information: Thursday, December 14th Coffee: 9:00 AM | Program: 9:30 AM Contact Information: Megan Barfield Chrissy Tustin

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  23. GBHS Basketball

    December 15, All Day

    Boys JV 4:00 PM Boys Varsity 7:30 PM Girls JV 4:00 PM Girls Varsity 6:00 PM

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  24. GBPL Pre-School Story Time

    December 15, All Day

    10:30 AM – 11:15 AM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  25. Special Needs Christmas Dance

    December 15, All Day

    7:30-9 pm GBRC Activity for adults with special needs at the Activity Center

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  26. GBHS Hollyball

    December 16, All Day

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  27. Holiday Crafts

    December 16, All Day

    9:30-10:30 am GBRC Activity Decorate this family holiday decoration as a family to help decorate your home for $7 per child ages 4-10 years old at the Rec Center. 1214 Stone Street.

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  28. Cheyenne Bottoms Christmas Bird Count

    December 18, All Day

    Date: December 18, 2017 Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST Website: http://wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu Event Description: Meet at the KWEC. Small groups will meet to identify and count birds within the Cheyenne Bottoms count circle. Free and open to the public regardless of birding expertise. Free lunch served. Call the KWEC to register 877-243-9268. Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center 592 NE K-156 Hwy Great Bend, KS 67530 Date/Time Information: 12/18/17 8:00am to 4:00 pm Contact Information: Curtis Wolf Fees/Admission: FREE

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  29. County Commission Meeting

    December 18, All Day

    Date: December 4, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST Website: http://www.bartoncounty.org/ Event Description: Barton County Commissioners meet at 9 a.m. Mondays, or on a Tuesday following a Monday holiday, in the County Commission Chambers located in the Barton County Courthouse, Room 106. The commissioners conduct an agenda session at 9 a.m. After the agenda meeting, the commissioners conduct study sessions. Study sessions provide an opportunity for the commissioners to discuss items that may appear in future agenda sessions. Citizens are invited and encouraged to attend both agenda and study sessions. If you would like to appear before the commissioners for an agenda item or a study session, please contact Diana Watson, Commissioners' Assistant to schedule arrangements 620-793-1800. Location: Barton County Courthouse County Commission Chambers Room 106 1400 Main Great Bend, KS Contact Information: 620-793-1847

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  30. Crochet at the Library

    December 18, All Day

    6:00 PM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=m&d=2017-12-04&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  31. GBPL and GBRC Activities All Month

    December 18, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  32. GBPL Innovation Station

    December 18, All Day

    4:00 PM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=m&d=2017-12-04&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  33. GBPL Quiet Study Session

    December 18, All Day

    4:00 PM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=m&d=2017-12-04&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  34. Santa’s Elves

    December 18, All Day

    3:30-5 pm GBRC Activity at Lincoln School for 5-12 year olds, join the fun and prepare a Christmas present for a special person this holiday season

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  35. GBHS Band Concert

    December 18, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    GBHS Band Concert 7 pm GBHS Gym, 2027 Morton Street

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  36. GBHS Orchestra Concert

    December 18, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    7 pm GBHS Auditorium 2027 Morton Street

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  37. City Council Meeting

    December 18, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Date: December 18, 2017 Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST Website: http://www.greatbendks.net/ Event Description: First and Third Monday of each month Location: City Hall 1209 Williams Great Bend Contact Information: 620-793-4111

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  38. GBPL Baby Bounce Storytime

    December 19, All Day

    9:30 AM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=m&d=2017-12-04&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  39. GBPL Tech Tuesday

    December 19, All Day

    GBPL Tech Tuesday 3:00 PM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=m&d=2017-12-04&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  40. GBPL Toddler Storytime

    December 19, All Day

    10: 30 AM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=m&d=2017-12-04&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  41. Central Kansas Partnership Meeting

    December 19, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Website: http://www.ckpartnership.org Central Kansas Partnership provides community framework for change. They strive to join in a common effort to build and empower healthy and safe communities, reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and promote healthy attitudes, behaviors, and community resources. Join Central Kansas Partnership: Anyone can join Central Kansas Partnership! Just give us a heads up by filling out the contact form below or email us. Meeting are generally held the third Tuesday of the month, see our calendar page for more information. Join A Task Force: Want to be a part of some pretty awesome community transformation work. We think you would be a great contribution to the team! Just fill out the form below or email us to let us know which task force(s) you want to be a part of and we will provide you with the details. Location: Barton County Health Department 1300 Kansas Ave, #B Great Bend, KS 67530 Contact Information: (620) 793-1902

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  42. GBPL Bi-Lingual Storytime

    December 20, All Day

    10:30 AM

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  43. GBPL Storytime with Santa

    December 20, All Day

    6:30 PM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=m&d=2017-12-04&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  44. Dine United

    December 21, All Day

    Date: December 14, 2017 Website: http://www.uwck.org Event Description: Place an order with My Town 2 Go-Great Bend and 10% of the proceeds will benefit UWCK! Get hot, delicious food delivered to your door from your favorite restaurants and support a great cause at the same time! Location: Great Bend Date/Time Information: Every Thursday October 5th-Dec 28th Contact Information: United Way of Central Kansas 620-792-2403

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  45. GBPL Crochet at the Library

    December 21, All Day

    3:00 PM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  46. Chamber Coffee: Community Bank of the Midwest

    December 21, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Date: December 21, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST Event Description: Please join us for this special Chamber Coffee, hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest! Networking, coffee & refreshments are available at 9:00 AM, the program will take place at 9:30 AM. Location: 2220 Broadway Ave. Great Bend, KS 67530 Date/Time Information: Thursday, December 21st Coffee: 9:00 AM | Program: 9:30 AM Contact Information: Megan Barfield

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  47. GBPL Pre-School Story Time

    December 22, All Day

    10:30 AM – 11:15 AM http://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal%5B%5D=1955

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  48. No School USD 428

    December 22, All Day

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  49. No School USD 428

    December 23, All Day

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  50. Santas Around The World

    December 23, All Day

    1-6 pm Last day to see this showcase this season! Explore the beautiful handmade life-size Santa’s from all over the world created by Loretta Miller. 1223 Main Street

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  51. Christmas Eve

    December 24, All Day

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  52. No School USD 428

    December 24, All Day

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  53. Christmas

    December 25, All Day

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  54. Merry Christmas!

    December 25, All Day

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  55. No School USD 428

    December 25, All Day

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  56. County Commission Meeting

    December 26, All Day

    Date: December 25, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST Website: http://www.bartoncounty.org/ Event Description: Barton County Commissioners meet at 9 a.m. Mondays, or on a Tuesday following a Monday holiday, in the County Commission Chambers located in the Barton County Courthouse, Room 106. The commissioners conduct an agenda session at 9 a.m. After the agenda meeting, the commissioners conduct study sessions. Study sessions provide an opportunity for the commissioners to discuss items that may appear in future agenda sessions. Citizens are invited and encouraged to attend both agenda and study sessions. If you would like to appear before the commissioners for an agenda item or a study session, please contact Diana Watson, Commissioners' Assistant to schedule arrangements 620-793-1800. Location: Barton County Courthouse County Commission Chambers Room 106 1400 Main Great Bend, KS Contact Information: 620-793-1847

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  57. No School USD 428

    December 26, All Day

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  58. No School USD 428

    December 27, All Day

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  59. Christmas Craft Mall, Last Day Open

    December 28, All Day

    Located at Central Baptist Church 3301 Lakin Avenue. Open Nov. 19 – Dec. 28. Hours are Mon-Sat 9 am to 7 pm, and Sun 1-6 pm.

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  60. Dine United

    December 28, All Day

    Date: December 14, 2017 Website: http://www.uwck.org Event Description: Place an order with My Town 2 Go-Great Bend and 10% of the proceeds will benefit UWCK! Get hot, delicious food delivered to your door from your favorite restaurants and support a great cause at the same time! Location: Great Bend Date/Time Information: Every Thursday October 5th-Dec 28th Contact Information: United Way of Central Kansas 620-792-2403

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  61. No School USD 428

    December 28, All Day

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  62. Chamber Coffee: Spectrum CPA Partners LLC

    December 28, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Date: December 28, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST Event Description: Please join the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce for our weekly Chamber Coffee, hosted by Spectrum CPA Partners LLC! Networking, coffee & refreshments are available at 9:00 AM, the program will take place at 9:30 AM. Location: 1400 Polk St. Great Bend, KS

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  63. No School USD 428

    December 29, All Day

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  64. No School USD 428

    December 30, All Day

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  65. New Year's Eve

    December 31, All Day

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  66. No School USD 428

    December 31, All Day

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  67. Trail of Lights!

    December 31, All Day

    Enjoy the last day of the City of Great Bend Trail of Lights! Wind through town and capture the magic of Christmas.

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