Toys for Tots Kick-off Saturday at Southern Minnesota Christmas Festival

Mankato Times

MANKATO, MINN. — Alpha Media Mankato announces the 6th Annual Southern Minnesota Christmas Festival and “Toys for Tots” Kick-off! The free and family-friendly festival will be Saturday, November 11th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand Hall at the Verizon Center, 1 Civic Center Plz, Mankato.  

This one of a kind event boasts something for everyone! Kids can meet and get a picture with Santa. There will be free crafts and other fun kid’s activities, along with horse drawn trolley rides and live music and performances from the likes of the Mankato Children’s Chorus, West Connection, Mankato Ballet Company, Switch Road Band and Tess Erickson.

The festival is the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping with dozens of local vendors on hand, offering gifts that will be perfect for everyone on your list. Food will also be available.  

Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy or a monetary donation for the Marine Toys for Tots program. At last year’s Southern Minnesota Christmas Festival, more than $2,900 was raised and 513 main toys were collected, along with 215 stocking stuffers and 19 books.  

The local chapter of Toys for Tots provides gifts for less fortunate children in Blue Earth, Nicollet and Waseca counties.  

For more information, contact Sarah Fette at 507-345-4646 or   

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