The first full weekend of December has been set for a fun filled weekend of Christmas activities in Wayland. The fun begins on Friday, December 1, which will be the start of the Wayland Main Street Annual Art Hop from 5:00pm-9:00pm.

During Art Hop, the downtown streets will be transformed into an Art Hop celebrating with many Christmas festivities. The downtown streets will closed so guests may walk safely from the different venues. Artists will appear in various downtown businesses showcasing or selling their art. In addition to art, there will be many family friendly activities including horse and wagon rides, warming stations, strolling carolers, musicians, an annual Christmas tree lighting, and much more.

Artists are encouraged to register for an opportunity to showcase and sell their art. You may download the registration form here.

Interested in including your downtown Wayland business as an art venue? Download the registration form here.

Many thanks to our generous community sponsors that help make events like Art Hop free for the public to enjoy.

Thank you sponsors!

Bay Valley Foods

Bentley’s Party Store

Broadmoor Motors Wayland

Bruce Sexton, DDS

Edward Jones  – David Hart, Financial Advisor

Reno Agency

Technology Solutions

Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce

On Saturday, the Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Wayland’s Annual Christmas Parade.  The parade will begin at 11:00am at the Wayland VFW Post 7581 located at 735 S Main Street. This year, the parade theme is “Red, White, and Blue” which allows those entering the parade to decorate accordingly. For more information please visit the Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce website.

In addition, the Wayland Boy Scout Troop 97 is encouraging parade spectators to bring non-perishable food items or gently used or new coats, gloves, scarves, boots, and hats. There will be many Boy Scouts walking in the parade picking up these items along the route. Items can be handed to the Scouts as they walk by. All items will go towards the Wayland Christmas Project, which donates meals and gifts to those in need. At the conclusion of the parade visit with Santa at the Wayland Fire Department and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.

Prior to the parade, the community is invited to attend the annual pancake breakfast at the Wayland Fire Department, 160 W Superior Street, from 7:00am-10:30am.  For a nominal charge, guests can enjoy a hot breakfast consisting of an All-You-Can-Eat buffet consisting of pancakes, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, juice, milk, and coffee.