Courthouse Activities

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Courthouse activities and Pictures with Santa

The always favorite pictures with Santa will take place on the second floor as Spencer Evening World captures children sharing their wishes with Santa.  Cookie decorating, crafts by OC Garden Club, book readings by OC Public Library, reindeer dust distribution by the Delta Theta Tau, Face painting, live entertainment and more will take place throughout the Owen County Courthouse.



Spencer Evening World always has a camera in hand to capture the memories of children visiting and sharing their wishes with Santa during the courthouse activities from 1-4.  Orders for prints can be places at the Spencer Evening World beginning Dec 5.

Delta Theta Tau offers “reindeer dust” as part of the courthouse activities.  Each year the Delta Theta Tau members hand out a package of oats & sparkles. Children are instructed to sprinkle dust on lawn and the reindeer will find their home by seeing sparkles. As Santa delivers the gifts his reindeer will have a special treat by eating the oats.

Owen County Garden Club offers a craft project for children & adults to make when the visit the courthouse during the festival.

The Owen County Public Library will be hosting story time in the Courthouse during the festival from 1-4.  A variety of books are selected by the library and then children may join in as a librarian reads aloud to the children.

Area 10 Agency, Boston Scientific, Owen Valley Health Campus, and Sweet Owen Industries offer goodies from hot drinks to windshield scrappers to visitor of the festival.

Indiana Limestone Fabricators has sponsored the face painting, so children can enjoy the activity for free.