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Christmas on Broadway set for Saturday

EAGLE, Colorado – Eagle’s holiday hoopla kick-off – Christmas on Broadway – is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, the event has a fresh new schedule.

Christmas on Broadway has traditionally been celebrated on a Wednesday evening, culminating with a nighttime parade and visit from Santa Claus. But for 2010, the fun will stretch out all afternoon on Saturday and Santa will take requests throughout the time.

This year’s event will include several new holiday-theme competitions and showcases. The decorated tree auction, for example, will feature Christmas trees sponsored by local businesses and decorated by local artists. Downtown businesses are urged to get into the spirit with a window decorating contest. Event goers can compete in the gingerbread house building contest and shoppers will choose Eagle’s Best Cookie. For the more adventurous, Human Ice Curling is planned. Local children will be performing throughout the afternoon. And finally, the parade will march down Broadway with prizes planned for the longest, loudest and brightest entries.

Christmas on Broadway festivities will get under way at 1 p.m. Saturday. Here’s the preliminary schedule:

• 1 p.m. – Santa Claus arrives. He will be stationed in front of Kidtopia to take Christmas requests.

• 1 p.m. – Decorated Tree Auction at Eagle Town Hall.

• 1 p.m. – Children’s performances downtown begin.

• 1 to 4:30 p.m. – Holiday karaoke at the Brush Creek Saloon.

• 1 to 3 p.m. – Holiday window display judging. Ballots available at Eagle Town Hall.

• 1 to 3 p.m. – Gingerbread House Building. Eagle Town Hall.

• 1 to 3 p.m. – Eagle’s Best Cookie Contest. Samples at local businesses, ballots at Town Hall.

• 1 to 3 p.m. – Human Ice Curling. In front of the Nearly Everything Store.

• 4 p.m. – Ice sculpting demonstration. In front of Town Hall.

• 5 p.m. – Parade. Line-up begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Eagle County Building.

A $20 fee will be charged for parade entries and $10 fees will be charged for the decorated window and cookie contest. Money collected will go to the local food bank and the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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