Annual holiday lighting contest

The City of Elkhart is once again holding its annual Holiday Outdoor Lighting Contest. Everyone in Elkhart is encouraged to use their lights and creativity to light up Elkhart during this holiday season. To enter the contest, please email or call City Hall at 515-367-4735 with your name/address/phone# before Dec. 16.

Judging by the City Council will be on Monday, Dec. 16, beginning at 6:05 p.m. The regular City Council meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded Saturday, Dec. 21, during the Santa in the Firestation celebration at 2 p.m. Prizes include $100 and $50 for first and second place residential winners and a $100 prize for the commercial winner.

Visit Santa at fire station Dec. 21

Kids of all ages are invited to visit with Santa in the Elkhart Firestation and have their picture taken, as well as enjoy Christmas treats, on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. The Elkhart Firestation is located at 260 NW Main St.