The annual Five Places of Christmas event was held on Dec. 1 this year and visitors young and old took part in shopping for gifts and goodies, viewing decorations and making crafts at the featured locations.


The Bethel College Women's Association set out tables filled with baked goods, jewelry and homemade gift items inside the Lukyen Fine Arts Center at Bethel College.


At Kauffman Museum, the public was invited to view the exhibits, shop the many locally made items in the gift store and partake in refreshments.


Carriage Factory Art Gallery provided a space for artists to demonstrate everything from oil painting to jewelry making, with musical performances by Vada Snider, Karen Loucks and the Newton Ukulele Tunes Society also being featured throughout the day.

"We had a great turnout and were so pleased that this annual collaborative effort of local organizations continues to have strong support from the local community and beyond," said Cindy Snider, Carriage Factory Art Gallery director.


At the Harvey County Historical Museum, people were encouraged to browse the extensive archive collection, watch a 3-D printer in action and try their own hand at woodworking.


The Warkentin House was filled with additional Christmas decorations, making the photo scavenger hunt a fun challenge for young visitors.