City planning Christmas in July event

The city of Dunkirk is excited to announce the Christmas in July Vendor Market taking place Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in Memorial Park, the Boardwalk Marketplace and the Dunkirk Pier.

This festive community event, sponsored by DFT Communications, is open to the public. It will feature shopping with craft/gift vendors, local boardwalk/pier merchants specials, Santa/Mrs. Claus and elves visits at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., free horse-drawn wagon rides by Magic Moments Carriage from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., free basket raffle winners drawing at 5 p.m. and Kids’ Reindeer Games (snowball dodge ball, water balloon toss and more) with elves Ryan, Scott and Evon from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with a Nintendo Switch, Van Buren Drive-In Theater gift card and a Pizza Village gift certificate as top prizes. Every child will have a chance to win prizes.

The “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” outdoor movie presented by El Rigby Theater will be shown at dusk

A no-cost vendor shopping map and secret holiday word basket raffle will also be available.

For more information about the event or to become a vendor, please visit www.cityofdunkirk.com, Facebook at Dunkirk Festivals & Special Events, call Ryan Hall (716) 366-9886 or via e-mail at rhall@cityofdunkirk.com.


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