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Member News: Sisters to Host Christmas Fun at the Woods

Sisters to host Christmas Fun at the Woods

Spend the first Saturday of December at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, and celebrate Christmas Fun at the Woods with the Sisters of Providence!

All are invited to join the sisters for the annual gathering. Activities for this year’s festivities will take place from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located 10 minutes of downtown Terre Haute. Children and their parents will have the opportunity to take part in many activities throughout the afternoon. These activities include carriage rides, hayrides or bus, wagon and trolley rides. Nativity sets will also be on display in Providence Hall window sills.
Also participate in Christmas sing-a-longs in the O’Shaughnessy Dining Room. Children and families wishing to dress up in front of a nativity scene may do so in the Foley Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. Snacks will also be provided in O’Shaughnessy throughout the day.

There will be four stations of face painting during the event this year and caricature drawings will also be
offered. Storytelling for children will take place in Providence Hall and a large nativity scene will be set up there as well. Children will also be able to take part in cookie decorating with sisters at Providence Hall. Christmas Bingo for children will take place in Providence Hall. Tours of the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Shrine and Blessed Sacrament Chapel will be available throughout the day.

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice will also be involved in the festivities and will again this year officially
change its name to the “North Pole Zone.” During a visit to the “North Pole Zone,” children will find many activities, including games, arts and crafts, alpaca photos and a visit with Santa Claus. All attending are encouraged to bring their own cameras for photographic memories throughout the day.

Providence Associates and sisters will also conduct a bake sale during the afternoon in O’Shaughnessy from 1 to 4:30 p.m., where patrons can expect to purchase cakes, cookies, pies, jams and more, all priced at freewill offerings.

Cost is $5 per person and children 3 and under will be admitted free. No pre-registration is required.
For more information, call 812-535-2952 or email

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