By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2018
A Branson-style variety show is coming to quaint, downtown Collinsville for its third consecutive year. Hometown Christmas is a Dickensian-themed variety show lasting about two hours, with over 80 performers to entertain you with holiday songs and dances. Located at the historic Herron’s Crown Opry Theater, this show promises to bring you an evening you will always remember and is a great way to celebrate Christmas with the entire family!
Why Hometown Christmas? This holiday tradition started, as most do, with one person. Rachel Chronister had the vision to bring a variety show to Collinsville that would not only entertain, but also give back. Chronister’s dream became a reality in 2016 when Hometown Christmas premiered to a packed house.
All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to three of Collinsville’s nonprofit organizations that do so much to help people in the community and in surrounding areas: Arubah Community Clinic, Dividing Bread Ministry, and Main Street Ministries Mission. Arubah Community Clinic provides free health care services to uninsured and underinsured. Dividing Bread Ministry supports underprivileged women and children by providing basic necessities such as food and clothing. Main Street Ministries Mission provides a system of caring for the needs of families, both with necessities and faith-based ministry. Together, these three organizations work to support local people in their time of need and helping to fund these organizations is the heart of Hometown Christmas.
There will be three performances this year: Friday, December 14 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets may be purchased online anytime by visiting collinsvillehometownchristmas.ticketleap.com; or in person Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce, located at 1126 W Main Street. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children. Seating is limited to 300 per performance and tickets are selling quickly, so purchase your tickets early!
Generous sponsors help to cover the cost of the performances so that ticket sales can go directly to the nonprofits. Hometown Christmas would like to thank this year’s sponsors: Grand River Dam Authority, Collinsville Energy, American Bank of Oklahoma, Herron’s Crown Opry Theater, Darling Ingredients, Collinsville Collision Center, Bigfoot Prints, Kids Academy, Hometown Insurance Agency, Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home, Cyn-Pro Graphics, El Jalapeno Grill, Mayor Bud York, and Wanda Sanders.
Don’t miss this wonderful Christmas experience in charming downtown Collinsville!
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