Marion prepares for Sunday’s holiday happenings

Christmas will be coming to Marion in a big way Dec. 1 when the city will be hosting two major holiday events.

Marion’s second annual “Christmas Magic” event will be held from 1-5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, in the former Marion City Library building at 208 E. Santa Fe. Guests will be able to wander among the decorated trees and tables and get ideas for holiday decorating.

“Last year we had about 30 trees and 10 tables, many of them decorated in different themes,” said Janet Marler, who helping to organize both Marion events. “The only limit is the size of the building.”

Tickets are $2 and are available at the door. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Marion Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee.

Later that same afternoon, the Marion City Library will host the Christmas Home Tours from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to tour four area homes and the new Marion City Library located in the renovated Santa Fe Depot. Homes open for tour include:

n 48 Lakeshore, home of Dwight and Helen Beckham. This new home features antiques and collectibles.

n 2004 E. 230th, home of Mike and Pauline Holub. This country home will have several rooms decorated for the holidays and will feature the Beckhams’ collection of old santas.

n 325 N. Cedar St., home of Robert and Penelope Marler. Guests will enjoy seeing the results of the Marlers’ renovation efforts when they tour this turn-of-the-century home.

n 405 N. Locust, home of Stan and Jamie Williams. See the Williams’ recent remodeling and new addition.

n Marion City Library, Santa Fe Depot, 101 Library. Visit Marion’s new library in the renovated Santa Fe Depot. Refreshments will be available at this stop.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at the library, Marion Health Mart Pharmacy, Chamber of Commerce or any of the banks. Tickets are also available at the homes on the day of the event. All proceeds will benefit the Marion City Library.

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