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Jack Frost Festival

JACK FROST FESTIVAL

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Ironwood's Jack Frost Festival is on its way!  Starting with the Depot Park Christmas Tree-lighting Ceremony on Thursday, November 18th, and running to the Norrie Club's "Light Up The Night" event on Saturday, January 29, the various groups and organizations that develop Jack Frost Festival events are now engaged in individual event planning.

What follows below is a tentative schedule of 2021-2022 Jack Frost Festival events.  As more exact information becomes available, schedule revisions and additional events  will be posted.

2021 JACK FROST FESTIVAL PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE
[NOTE: partial list; many more events to be added and revisions are likely]

1 October to 4 December: Ironwood Chamber of Commerce $10,000 Jack Frost Raffle. Tickets (only 200 printed; each ticket costs $100) are available at the Chamber Office in the Historic Ironwood Depot and also at Northwind Natural Foods Co-op. Drawing will be on Saturday, December 4, 2:00 p.m., at Northwind Natural Foods

1 November to 4 December:   Ironwood Area Business and Professional Women's 50/50 raffle.  Each ticket costs $1, and are available from the IABPW members and also at Brookside Insurance and Rigoni's Restaurant.  Drawing will be on December 4, at 8:00 p.m., at Cold Iron Brewing Co.

1 November to 29 November:  WIMI/WJMS Business Window Decorating Contest.  Entry forms are at the Chamber office, WIMI/WJMS office, and here: Window Decorating Entry Forms   All entries due by Monday, 29 November.  Winners announced on "Frost Friday", December 3.  Cash prizes & the famous "Traveling Trophy".

18 November: Old Depot Tree Lighting Ceremony—6:00 p.m. in Depot Park. Post-ceremony refreshments and carol sing-along inside the Depot. Special music by Luther L. Wright High School Choir members.

19 November:  Gogebic Range Honors Band Concert at the Historic Ironwood Theatre, 7:00 p.m.  CANCELLED!

27 November: Warren Miller Ski Film at the Historic Ironwood Theatre, 7:00 p.m. Fundraiser for the Gogebic Range Ski Team

30 November: Jack Frost Parade Entries Due at the Chamber Depot office. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO THE PARADE AFTER THIS CLOSING REGISTRATIION DATE

3 December:  NoEL Holiday Market, will be located at the Historic Ironwood Depot, Time and Again Studios (Suffolk Street), and at Cold Iron Brewing Company from  3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Vendor Sign Up Form

3 December: WUPM Jack Frost Festival Radio Broadcast, live from the Chamber Depot office from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

3 December:  Ironwood Carnegie Library Story Walk, with a holiday story placed in store windows downtown.  This year's story: "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow".    Directions available at the library and local businesses.

3 December:  Ironwood Carnegie "Bag of Books" sale from Noon to 5:00 p.m. at the library.

3 December:  Ironwood St. Vincent DePaul Customer Appreciation Day, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., stop in to see the Christmas decorations and for treats!

3 December: “Frost Friday” in Downtown Ironwood. Businesses open late; Historic Ironwood Theatre Christmas Movie “Joulutarina,” at 7:30 p.m.

4 December:  NoEL Holiday Market Ice-Carving event from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Ironwood's City Square

4 December:  NoEL Holiday Market, will be located at the Historic Ironwood Depot, Time and Again Studios (Suffolk Street), and Cold Iron Brewing company from  12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Vendor Sign Up Form

4 December: Santa and Mrs. Claus will be welcoming young and old at the Incredible Bank, 200 South Suffolk St., from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

4 December: Historic Ironwood Theatre Christmas Movie, “Miracle on 34th Street," 4:00 p.m.

4 December:  NoEL Holiday Market Santa Dash, starts at 5:30 in front of the Ironwood Carnegie Library; registration for the Santa Dash will take place inside the library.  ROTC Students can gather and wait downstairs at the library prior to the Parade start.  Carnegie Library "open outdoor house" table for hot cider and cookies from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

4 December:  NoEL Holiday Market Santa Dash, 5:30.  Starting line is in front of the Carnegie Library.

4 December: Jack Frost Festival of Lights Parade, 6:00 p.m., downtown Ironwood

5 December: Ironwood Area Middle and High School Christmas Concert at the Historic Ironwood Theatre, 2:00 p.m.

10 December:  Chamber Choir Christmas Concert, 7:00 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Church

10 - 12 December:  "King of the Hill" Snocross racing at Ironwood's Mt. Zion; 26 classes of competition will be featured; registration will be online at midwestsocross.com; practice runs on Friday the 10th at Mt. Zion, with races on the 11th and 12th. Admission is free on Friday--come out and meet your favorite riders. Saturday and Sunday general admission is $15 a day or $25 for a 2-day pass.  Please visit midwestsnocross.com for details and updates.

11 December:  A Historic HIT Christmas, with the 1910 silent movie version of "A Christmas Carol" accompanied with an original score on the Barton pipe organ, along with holiday songs!  7:00 p.m.

12 December:  A Historic HIT Christmas, with the 1910 silent movie version of "A Christmas Carol" accompanied with an original score on the Barton pipe organ, along with holiday songs!. 2:00 p.m.

12 December:  Chamber Choir Christmas Concert, 4:00 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Church

18 December:  Luther L. Wright "Accent" Choir Holiday Show, 7:00 p.m., at the Historic Ironwood Theatre

31 December - 1 January:  ISO Vintage Snowmobile Races at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds

7 - 9 January:  USSA Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds

7–9 January: SISU Nordic Ski Festival; Friday registration (and vendor display) at the Memorial Building Auditorium, 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.; SISU races Saturday, beginning at ABR Trails with a "Finnish" at downtown Ironwood City Square; Sunday Fat Tire Bike event.

29 January: “Light Up the Night” Christmas Tree Burning Event, Norrie Amateur Sports Club, 7:00 p.m.