38th Annual Christmas Ida Festival
Christmas in Ida Continues its Exciting Festival in a Hybrid Virtual Format
"Where New Traditions and Family Memories Begin"
Saturday December 5, 2020


The 38th Annual Christmas in Ida Festival is taking a different look in 2020 due to the coronavirus and state mandates. Rather than a three-day festival, it will only be a one-day event jamb packed with entertainment and exciting events.

The Christmas in Ida Board of Directors and the Festival Committee is excited to present "Celebrating 37 Years of Christmas in Ida." The presentation will embrace nearly four decades of wholesome family entertainment.

The premiere showing will be presented at the festival in the new Christmas in Ida Outdoor Theater Center complete with seating and popcorn. The outdoor theater presentations, including two blockbuster children's Christmas movies on a large 10x20ft LED digital screen for both day and night showings. The production will be released to television and on world-wide internet during the Holiday Season as well as available for purchase.

The grand finale of the festival concludes with a fireworks show that will light up the Holiday skies, and includes live coordinated and synchronized music.

Events and Schedule

Festival Opens
Food Court Presented by Patriot Group

Visit Christmas in Ida for your favorite festival food in the food court. Our food vendors will not miss an opportunity to serve your favorite food. Offering the fine tastes of Greek, BBQ, Italian, and American cuisine. Stop by the new merchandise vendors or enjoy the music of the strolling Dickens music ensemble by members of the Ida High School Music Program. Check out the Welcome Tent or any other Christmas in Ida activity.

11:00am
Story Time with Mrs. Claus presented by Monroe County Library
In the New Christmas in Ida Outdoor Theater Center

Mrs. Claus will excite children of all ages with favorite Christmas stories from around the world.

11:30
Give-A-Kid A Christmas Chili Dinner and Family Entertainment

Presented by Ida High School Senior Class and Senior Seminar Class/National Honor Society.

Bring all the kids, big kids too, to the Give-A-Kid a Christmas Chili Dinner. It is chili out time with family entertainment. Visit the best-known secret that will become a family game destination.

12:00
"Relentless Pursuit" A David Lieb Documentary
In the New Christmas in Ida Outdoor Theater Center

David Lieb grew up in Ida, Michigan as an aspiring BMX bike competitor. Today, Lieb is pursuing his dream competing professionally as a USA Mountain Bike Slopestyle athlete traveling the world competing professionally in the MTB Mountain Biking sport. Lieb has won gold in USA, CANADA, SPAIN, and SWITZERLAND.

12:15
The Polar Express - Blockbuster Movie (1 hr. 40 min.)
In the New Christmas in Ida Outdoor Theater Center

Presented by Philbeck Foundation

In an outdoor theater setting complete with popcorn, the Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

12:45
Ida Middle School Bands - Director Chris Bennett
At Ida Township Park

Enjoy three middle school bands performing three separate concerts of their favorite Christmas music.

1:00
2:00
3:00
Santa Comes to Town
In the New Christmas in Ida Outdoor Theater Center

Presented by Culligan of Ida

Santa Claus and Mrs., Claus makes their annual trip to Christmas in Ida. The jolly couple sent a message that they would not miss Christmas in Ida. After the movie, The Polar Express, Santa will stop in to greet the children.

2:20
Elf - The #1 Hit Children's Christmas Movie (1 hr. 40 mins)
In the New Christmas in Ida Outdoor Theater Center

Presented by Holcim US Inc.

After accidentally falling into Santa Claus' gift sack, a human baby is raised at the North Pole, growing up to believe he is an elf. Due to his large size, the "elf" causes chaos in Santa's workshop, forcing Kris Kringle to send him on a mission to find his human roots. In the outdoor theater setting complete with popcorn.

3:00
Christmas Tree Lighting - Ida Township Hall
Presented by Culligan of Ida

The Ida Christmas Tree lighting returns to Christmas in Ida. Bring the family and experience when the sun goes down, the Village of Ida lights up.

4:50
Pre-recorded Country Concert
In the New Christmas in Ida Outdoor Theater Center

Presented by Monroe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Superstore

To be announced

5:15
Premiere Showing of "Celebrating 37 Years of Christmas in Ida" (1 hr.)
In the New Christmas in Ida Outdoor Theater Center
Presented by D&P Communications

The premiere showing of "Celebrating 37 Years of Christmas in Ida" will bring back memories of thirty-seven years of Christmas in Ida. The production follows the wholesome family entertainment of Christmas in Ida and will be released for television and world-wide internet during the holiday season, as well as for purchase. The presentation will embrace over three decades of Christmas in Ida.

For an exciting production trailer, click on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9coiCSnmn0

6:35
Grand Finale Fireworks with Coordinated and Synchronize Live Music by the Ida High School Marching Band
Presented by First Merchants Bank
STAR Towing and Recovery Service
ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital
Friendly Ford - Lincoln
Monroe County Community College
Wolverine Toyota
Knabusch Insurance
Monroe News

End the day with an over the top fireworks show that will guide Santa Claus back to The North Pole. The show includes synchronize live music by the Ida High School Marching Band.

7:40

All events will be located downtown, and at the Ida Township and Ida Farmers Co-Op parking lots on the west side of Lewis Avenue.

Parking is available throughout the village. Please follow parking signs.

All outdoor events will follow federal, state, local health, and safety guidelines, including the Christmas in Ida Health and Safety Policy Section VII, Outdoor Events and Concerts



For a wonderful bronze keepsake Christmas ornament with dated year at reduced prices, click on:
http://ida-michigan.com/christmas-in-ida-ornaments/

For More Information contact:
Christmas in Ida Festival
Dale W. Zorn, Executive Director
(H) 734-269-6175 (C) 734-735-0576
Email: dwz@d-pcomm.net



WHERE IS IDA?
The village of Ida is located in Southeastern Michigan between Monroe, Dundee and Temperance, Michigan. Ida is a rural community with a population of 5000.
 

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