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MEDIA ALERT: Luminarias in Lincoln at Lincoln Historic Site on Christmas Eve, December 24

December 16th, 2021

Visit Lincoln Historic Site on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021, and enjoy “Luminarias in Lincoln,”sponsored by the Lincoln Pageant Committee and Friends of Historic Lincoln and featuring special appearance by Santa and his trusty steed, Goober, the Longhorn steer.


What: The “Luminarias in Lincoln” celebration will take place on Christmas Eve and is sponsored by the Lincoln Pageant Committee and the Friends of Historic Lincoln.


When: December 24, 2021, 4 p.m. Luminaria Lighting; 5-5:30 p.m. Santa and Goober arrival, followed by Church service and hot chocolate.


Where: Historic Lincoln Site


Description: Volunteers and participants will begin assembling the luminarias at the Pageant grounds at 9 am and place the luminarias later in the afternoon. Lighting of the luminarias will commence around 4 p.m. At approximately 5-5:30 p.m., just before dark, a very special guest, Goober, the Longhorn steer will arrive at the Lincoln Community Church with Santa. Following the celebration of Goober and Santa’s arrival, the community will have a church service in the Community Church. Afterwards, there will be hot chocolate available to warm those who want to socialize or walk the street to view the luminarias. Join this festive holiday event that brings Lincoln Historic Site alive with fun, humor, and the spirit of the season.

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