Valley City  (Chamber)  Christmas in the Valley 2019  introduces “The 12 Days of Christmas!”  running from December 6th through the 23rd (only business days count, no weekends).

The chamber distributes boxes, much like Construction Cash, and the slips for people to sign up.  No purchase is necessary to sign up and participate.  The commerce committee or participating businesses will make gift baskets to coordinate with each of the 12 days of Christmas.  The chamber asks that businesses pick a day they would like to help with, either contributing items for the theme of that day or simply making a monetary donation to cover the costs incurred to run this event.

Here is a list of the 12 days of Christmas and some ideas for filling the gift baskets:

* Day 1:  partridge in a pear tree

+ Pear soap

+ Pear candles

+ Pear lotion


* Day 2:  two turtle doves

+ Turtle candy in a pair of champagne flutes


* Day 3:  3 French hens

+ Gift certificate for a chicken dinner

+ French beret and scarf set

+ Book about French cooking


* Day 4:  Four calling Birds

+ Bird feeder

+ Bird identification book (bird watching basket)

+ 4 angry bird launchers or angry bird themed items


* Day 5:  5 Gold Rings

+ Gold napkin rings with holiday themed cloth napkins

+ Gold rings and earrings


* Day 6:  6 Geese a Laying

+ Goose down filled throw and pillows

+ Chocolate crème filled eggs (6 of them)

+ Goose down filled gloves


* Day 7:  7 swans a swimming

+ Origami swans

+ Swan shaped soap

+ Bubble bath with rubber duckie

+ Swan scarf

+ Swan necklace or bracelet


* Day 8:  8 maids a milking

+ Milkmaid caramels

+ Hot chocolate mix

+ Cow print socks

+ Goat milk soap

+ Milk lotion


* Day 9:  Nine ladies dancing

+ 9 pairs of socks

+ Foot lotion

+ Ballet slipper necklace


* Day 10:  10 Lords a leaping

+ Men’s care package

+ Men’s slippers

+ Men’s shave kit


* Day 11:  11 pipers pipping

+ Wind chimes


* Day 12:  12 drummers drumming

+ Ice cream drumsticks

+ Drum of popcorn

+ Drumsticks

+ Men’s socks with drums on them

+ Men’s tie with drums on it


Ms. Couture points out more holiday events:

Holiday Parade of Lights December 5th.


Other reminders

Tour of Snowmen is now running through  December 23rd. The cost to rent a snow man is $40 dollars.

Those businesses wishing to participate is asked to please let the chamber know.

Anyone with questions or are interested in participating, please let either the chamber or Tanya Couture, know how or what your business would like to do to participate.