The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!
Hometown Holiday 2023 may have come and gone, but we will be back November 30th, 2024!
This list will be updated as donations come in.
$1,000 - Richard Bergstrom
$500 - Dave Paulson
$250 - Northern Lure
$150 - Jimmy Johnson
$100 - Shelley Tighe
BLACK TABLET - Zane Zielke
PINK TABLET - Piper Pierce
BLUE TABLET - Briar Pierce
$250 CASH GADC Steve Hintz
$150 CASH GADC Lexi Witt
2 TUMBLERS W/$50 KWIK TRIP CARD KWIK TRIP GADC Dorothy Wolfe
CEDAR WREATH LOUIE & DAR CARL Karen Thorp
CEDAR WREATH LOUIE & DAR CARL Jessica Ernest
PINE WREATH LOUIE & DAR CARL Sherry Brankow
TUMBLER W/$20 KWIK TRIP CARD KWIK TRIP GADC Pat Bucheger
TUMBLER W/$20 KWIK TRIP CARD KWIK TRIP GADC Carrie Mann
TUMBLER W/$20 KWIK TRIP CARD KWIK TRIP GADC Nicole Mann
TUMBLER W/$20 KWIK TRIP CARD KWIK TRIP GADC Bailey Schloer
TUMBLER W/$20 KWIK TRIP CARD KWIK TRIP GADC Sheryl Vernoski
1 WISCONSIN DELLS PACKAGE WCQM 98.3 FM Kari Olinger
2 FISHING BASKET HINTZ & ST CROIX Sheryl Vernoski
3 TV GADC Kathy Franke
4 BEER SLED LENA’S BAR & GADC Reece Michalski
5 MONEY PURSE W/LOTTERY TICKETS GADC Karen Ambrose
1 KIDS BENCH SWING BEAR CROSSING Joanne Schmidt
2 INDOOR SECURITY CAMERA GADC Nicole Mann
3 TOOL KIT GADC Skylar Pankratz
4 COCOA/PEPPERMINT BASKET GADC Brent McFadden
5 MR & MRS SNOWMAN CINDY & STEVE HINTZ Shelley Tighe
6 GIFT BASKET JEFF & CHRIS JOHNSON Patty Petterson
7 TASTEFULLY SIMPLE BASKET NIKKI MAIER Jodi Schloer
8 SCENTSY BASKET NIKKI MAIER Becky Palmer
9 PET BASKET GADC Kathy Bay
10 GIFT BASKET HEATHER WOODY Claire Mislinski (Melissa)
11 GIFT BASKET HEATHER WOODY Gretchen Eder (Luke)
12 CHRISTMAS BASKET JILL & JEFF CROM Mary Killinger
13 MAPLE SYRUP BASKET PAUL & DONNA UHLIG Jeff Johnson
14 MEAT BASKET GADC Jennifer Allen
15 SCENTSY BASKET MELISSA/MIRANDA/JESS Melissa Mislinki
16 CHRISTMAS BASKET SHERRY REISCHEL Stacey Orr
17 GIFT BASKET BUTCH BERGSTROM Tiff Eichermann
18 HORSESHOE CROSS JIM & JANICE MEISENHEIMER Robert Hill
19 BLANKET HEATHER WOODY Dena Pankratz
20 HORSESHOE CHRISTMAS TREE JIM & JANICE MEISENHEIMER Chris Huerta
21 CHRISTMAS TREE W/ORNAMENTS GADC Deb Schlottke
11 AM to 4 PM - We will have 30+ vendor/crafters at 9 different locations throughout town. Locations listed below.
11 AM to 4 PM - Gather your loved ones together for free family photos at the Glidden School Campus. ADDRESS: 64 S Grant Street
1 PM to 4 PM - Your kids will definitely want to stop by and give Santa their wish list. Located in front of the Post Office on Grant Street.
11 AM to 5 PM - Basket raffles, 50/50 raffles, free kid's & teen raffle, and money raffle all at the Town Hall. Address: 23 N Grant Street.
All Drawings will be held after the parade.
11 AM to 4 PM - Start at the Town Hall and get your $5.00 PUZZLE FRAME. Then go around to as many businesses as you can to collect puzzle pieces. See details below...
CANCELED FOR 2023 - Enjoy a free horse-drawn wagon ride with your family and friends through downtown Glidden. Starts in the lot across from the bank on Grant Street.
11 AM to 4 PM - This area will allow kids to craft, color, play games, and more. Located at the Assembly of God Church (123 Zach Street)
Throughout the day, you will be able to hear your favorite Christmas tunes while you partake in the events.
5:15 PM - The last event of the day will a parade that goes right through the middle of town on Grant Street.
Jacobs Town Hall - 23 N Grant Street
VFW Hall - 174 W 1st Street
Lena's Bar & Grill- 71 N Grant Street
Tiffany's Family Hair Care - 42 N Grant Street
Dead Squirrel Bar & Grill - 24 N Grant Street
Glidden School Campus - 64 S Grant Street
Senior Center and Lauri Jean Zach Center - 337 York Road
Northern Lure - 23913 Preib Road
If you purchase $5 or more worth of product from a participating crafter who will have this designated sign at their location, you will be able to add your name and number to their list. At the end of the day, we will draw a crafter’s name and that crafter will win $25 cash. From the winning crafter’s list, we will draw a purchaser’s name and that person will win $50 cash. The more vendors that you purchase from (at least $5 worth of product), the more chances you have to win. We currently have 30+ vendors set for the event.
Get your $5.00 PUZZLE FRAME from the Jacobs Town Hall (23 N Grant St.) and go around to as many businesses/locations as you can to collect puzzle pieces. The more pieces you collect, the more tickets you get. Collect all 16 and we will double your tickets. Must be at least 18 years of age to participate.
Participating businesses/locations are: VFW (174 N Grant St), Lena Bar & Grill (71 N Grant St), Tiffany's Family Hair Care (42 N Grant St), Dead Squirrel Bar (24 N Grant St), Jacobs Town Hall (23 N Grant St), Glidden School Campus (64 S Grant St), Bear Crossing Gas Station (171 W Broadway/Hwy 13), Bear Necessities (122 E Broadway/Hwy 13), Musky Pete's (21461 Old Hwy 13), Senior Center (337 York Rd), Lauri Jean Zach Center (337 York Rd), Assembly of God Church (123 Zach St), Girl Garage (23508 State Hwy 13/77), Northern Lure (23913 Preib Rd), Drop Tine Bar (29253 Railroad Ave [Mellen address]).
Hometown Holiday was started in 2019 by the Glidden Area Development Corporation as a way to encourage and assist our community to decorate for the holiday season. We chose the Saturday after Thanksgiving as it is “Small Business Saturday” and a great time to move into the Christmas season. To encourage patronage of our local businesses, we created a “Santa Run Raffle,” where individuals go to participating locations and receive stamps that can be later redeemed for raffle tickets. We also added craft vendors at some of these business locations to get them exposure as well. We then decided to add music in the streets, some other raffles, kid’s craft area, and a small parade to fulfill the day.
Hometown Holiday originated as a one time event, but after a lot of positive feedback (even through a strong snowstorm) we decided to look at it as a yearly event. In 2020, Covid prevented us from hosting the event. In 2021, we were able to resume the event and added a few new wrinkles like a light show and free family photos. In 2022, we again made a few minor changes, one is that we added free horse-drawn wagon rides.
We are now looking at Hometown Holiday 2023 and this year we are putting extra emphasis on our vendors/crafters. We added the school as a new location to include more vendors, and have designed a raffle that is aimed to increase their sales.
In a nutshell, the Hometown Holiday is about supporting our local small businesses first and foremost, both brick and mortar businesses and home-based crafters. All raffles, music, parades, and other events are there to help fulfill the day.
We have monthly meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of the month starting at 6:30 PM at the Town of Jacobs Hall. (23 N Grant St.) [No meetings in January or February]
PO box 14, Glidden, WI 54527, US