Rebecca Acord, owner of the Swiss Village store complex, hopes the holiday celebrations this year honor family and tradition.
‘The whole thing is about fun,” she said. “It’s about tradition, family and fun. I don’t want to see that disappear.”
As they have done for 34 years, the Swiss Village will host various holiday activities and decorations by putting up a small forest of decorated trees.
“There are 19 trees scheduled so far,” said Acord. She hopes to have more.
Last year, the Aussie dog rescue group decorated a tree and two of their dogs found homes, said Acord.
Besides the tree, the Swiss Village will share its annual lighting ceremony and host a gingerbread-decorating contest.
“We invite the public to bring a decorated house to be judged,” she said. “The prize is four tickets to the Polar Express,” a Christmas-themed special run of the Verde Canyon Railway.
Acord said Debra Roberts of Chitwood Cabinets would coordinate the gingerbread house contest. The celebrations will start on Nov. 24 and continue through Dec. 24.
For information on hosting and decorating a tree, please call Rebecca Acord at (928) 978-0604. To find out more about the gingerbread house decorating contest, please call Debra Roberts at (928) 474-3386.