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Hometown Holidays

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Schedule of Events


9 am - 6 pm

  • Collaborative Art Project for Kids and free candy canes at the Verona Public Library!

4:30 - 5:00 pm

  • Gathering at Central Park (on the corner of Main St. and Paoli St.)for the Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony. There will be carolers from Resurrection Lutheran Church, Gourmet Cinnamon Roasted Almonds, Weatherman Gary "Indiana" Cannalte and Santa is expected to make a special appearance!
  • Trolleys begin escorting visitors around Verona to do some Holiday Shopping at our fantastic, one-of-a-kind retail shops! Carolers will be on board to keep things festive!

5:30 pm

  • 5-alarm Chili Supper at the Verona Senior Center
  • Free pictures with Santa
  • Face-painting and Crafts

7:30 pm

  • It's a Wonderful Life - Presented by the Verona Area Community Theater at the Verona Area Performing Arts Center

8:30 pm

  • Trolley tour ends


9 am - 4 pm

  • Collaborative Art Project for Kids and free candy canes at the Verona Public Library!

9:30 am

The Verona Lion's Club present "Saturday with Santa" at State Bank of Cross Plains in Verona

  • Santa will be here to visit with children and their families! Don't forget your Cameras!
  • Magician Nickey Flynn & Fah will do close-up magic tricks and create balloon art for the kids while they wait to see Santa!
  • Healthy Food Snacks will be available after the kids visit Santa!
  • The Verona Lions Club will provide free children's vision screening using the latest in digital screening equipment.
  • For more information, call 848-1371 or email

11 am

  • Salem United Church of Christ Holiday Bazaar & Luncheon

2 pm

  • VACT Presents: "It's a Wonderful Life:The Musical" at the Verona Area Performing Arts Center

7:30 pm

The Verona Area Community Presents "It's a Wonderful Life" at the Verona Area Performing Arts Center

Planned Trolley Stops

Trolleys run Friday, December 2 ONLY, from 5 pm - 8:30 pm. Trolleys will be running 15 minutes apart. You may get on and off the Trolley at all stops (stops will be marked with a sign), or you can stay on the Trolley and enjoy a tour of Verona!

1. Hometown Junction Park

2. Surroundings – Solar Ct.

3. Sugar River Pizza – Liberty Park Area

4. Gray’s Tied House – Whalen Rd.

5. Pizza Ranch – East Verona Ave

6. Hometown Circle

7. 5th Quarter/Nuage Salon – Horizon Dr.

8. Culver’s

9. Prairie Oaks Center

10. Purple Goose

11. Craig’s Cakes & Monte’s

12. Holiday Inn

And back to stop 1.

Round Robin Gift Exchange

First 75 customers receive a special gift or coupon AND a certificate for another Verona Business when you visit these participating shops in the Verona Chamber's Round Robin Gift Exchange! Just mention Hometown Holidays to the first shop and they'll get you started!

The Purple Goose

What You Get:

  • Free pair of earrings (up to $12 value)
  • Gift Certificate for JNJ Craftworks

Craig's Cake Shop

What you Get:

  • Buy two Cake Parfaits, get one free
  • Gift Certificate for Surroundings Events and Floral

Goochi Poochi

What You Get:

  • Free treat or toy for Poochi
  • Gift Certificate for Culver's

Gingko Tree

What You Get:

  • Free Ornament
  • Gift Certificate for Craig's Cake Shop

Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery

What You Get:

  • 20% off one retail item
  • Gift Certificate for The Purple Goose
Hop Haus Brewing Co.

What You Get:

  • Free 5 oz Beer Sample
  • Gift Certificate for Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery


What You Get:

  • Free Ornament
  • Gift Certificate for Hop Haus Brewing Co.
JNJ Craftworks

What You Get:

  • Free Mug and Drawing entry
  • Gift Certificate for Dairy Queen

Culver's Frozen Custard

What You Get:

  • Free One Scoop of Custard
  • Gift Certificate for The Gingko Tree

Dairy Queen

What You Get:

  • Free Small Blizzard
  • Gift Certificate for Goochi Poochi

Hometown Holidays Special Offers

The Purple Goose:

Participating in Round Robin Gift Exchange (and a great place to start the Round Robin experience!)

Craig's Cake Shop

Free Hot Cocoa with purchase (min $1) and a special surprise gift or coupon for the Round Robin Gift Exchange! Special extended hours Friday Night!

Monte's Grill & Pub

$5 Burger and Fries

Holiday Inn Express & Suites:

Free Hot Cocoa, Coffee and Cookies

Ace Hardware:

$5 off any purchase of $25 or more

Goochi Poochi:

Hi all, I will be offering cookies and a special surprise gift or coupon for the Round Robin Gift Exchange! Store hours will be extended to 9 pm on Friday, Dec. 2nd.

Gingko Tree:

Participating in Round Robin Gift Exchange

Toot & Kate's Wine Bar:

20% discount on entire bill!

Miller's Supermarket:

Free Food Samplings all weekend from local vendors!

The Sow's Ear:

Buy One Drink, Get One FREE

Koss Insurance:

We are giving a Bucky Book for anyone who allows us to prepare free no-obligation Auto and Homeowners Insurance proposals. Receipt of a Bucky Book is not predicated on the sale of a policy.

Sara Drew Insurance:

Free Popcorn & Cookies Friday, Dec 2, 2pm - 5pm

Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery:

20 percent off 1 retail gift

Verona Vision Care:

Free Cider and Cookies


Participating in Round Robin Gift Exchange

Gray's Tied House:

Free Beer or Soft Drink with any meal purchase if shown ad (in Verona Press)

Pizza Ranch:

$1 off adult buffet price and a drawing for a gift certificate

Dairy Queen:

Participating in Round Robin Gift Exchange

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt:

10% discount on order (ask for Holiday Weekend Discount)

Quality Cellular:

$10 off a purchase of $30 or more!

5th Quarter:

$2.00 off any meal purchase when they show the Holiday booklet (available in the Verona Press)

Nuage Salon:

We will have cider, a few light snacks, a drawing for services as well as a product samples available.


Participating in Round Robin Gift Exchange

Minerals & More:

Friday and Saturday special of 10% off all minerals and crystals in the store that are Red, Green, or White.

Verona Wine Cellar:

Free wine tasting Friday night, Dec. 2nd

JNJ Craftworks:

Hot Cocoa, drawing for a 24 in. Christmas Wreath and a special surprise gift or coupon for the Round Robin Gift Exchange!

Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn:

$50 Discount towards any 2-night stay during December 1-4 at Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn, a beautiful 10 minute drive from downtown Verona. Mention “Hometown Holidays” to receive this offer and escape to a world of peace and beauty on 120 private acres. Everything is lavishly decorated for the season!