The 10th Annual Miracle on Main Street will kick off Sunday, December 1st at 6:00 p.m. with the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Lighted Christmas Parade. Miracle on Main Street will continue weekends through Sunday, December 22nd. Weekend activities will include musical entertainment, live reindeer, pet parade, breakfasts with Santa, visits with Santa, which include free photos, Dickens Village display, toy display, Main Street Carolers and much much more. Miracle on Main Street is for children of all ages. Come experience the miracle. For a complete schedule of events "Click Here"!
Ride the Aurora Express a trackless train designed and built to resemble an authentic railroad locomotive, complete with a bell, horn, lights, music, PA system and a costumed engineer! Come enjoy a ride on Sunday, December 8th from 1 pm to 2 pm or 4 pm to 5 pm. The train will return on Sunday, December 15th, with rides from 1 pm to 5 pm. All aboard!
The Aurora Express will depart from and return to the Lions Club on Main Street.
What would happen if Santa’s Reindeer could not make the trip on Christmas Eve? Do not worry the Indiana Reindeer Reserve is on standby for the big guy. Santa’s Elf Jingle John practices trips around Indiana with the reindeer to make sure they are ready. Reindeer Holly, Misfit or Fruitcake? Who will get the call to come to Aurora? Come and meet the Reindeer in person. Bring your camera and start a tradition. This event is sponsored by the Aurora Public Library District Foundation. Reindeer will be at the Aurora Lions Club on December 8th and 22nd from 1-4 p.m.
We don’t want to forget our furry friends during the holidays. The annual Holiday Pet Parade will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15th. All pets are welcome. Bring your dogs, cats, chickens, goats, gerbils, horses and pigs. Parade forms at the corner of Bridgeway and Second Streets.
Main Street Aurora will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Dance on Tuesday, December 31st at the Aurora Lions Club from 7:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Tickets include dinner, admission, soft drinks, snacks and party favors. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. and the Wooden Axles will start playing at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 each.
Reservations are required! Limited space is available for this event and it will sell out quickly, so get your tickets early. This community event is for seniors and all others interested in a good time in Historic Downtown Aurora. "Click Here" for an order form or call 926-1100 for more information.
Main Street Aurora has worked with the River View Cemetery Association to create the video titled: Sites, Sounds, & Stories of River View Cemetery. This 30 minute DVD features two renowned local story tellers as they share their impressions and appreciation of River View Cemetery located in Aurora, Indiana. The video is a product of Main Street Aurora with all proceeds from the sale of this video to benefit River View Cemetery.
For an order form "Click Here".
City of Spires Historical Foundation and Museum is located at 111 Fifth Street with a beautiful view of the Ohio River. The church home of the Aurora Baptists from 1848 – 1872, the building was the house of worship for the First Evangelical United Church of Christ from 1872 until January of 2010. Today the facilities are under the auspices of the board and membership of City of Spires and are available for rental for weddings, vow renewals, meetings, worship, memorial services, and concerts. The sanctuary features stunning stained glass windows, an early twentieth century pipe organ, and seating for approximately one hundred and fifty. The museum is open for tours by appointment. Call 926-0944 for information or visit http://www.cityofspires.org/.
Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr. and the City of Aurora along with the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce have welcomed the following new businesses and re-opened businesses to Aurora with ribbon cuttings since September 2012.
Start the year right and join the Aurora Recreation and Community Center (ARCC). The most important thing you can do for your health is regular exercise. A moderate amount of activity performed three to five days per week can:
The ARCC has many fitness classes and programs to fit your individual needs. Call 926-2311 for more information or check out our new site at www.auroracommunitycenter.com and join today!
The Aurora Police Department web site can be used to learn more about the department and see recommended links provided by the department "Click here" to see the new web site, click on the Police Department tab under the Services menu in the navigation bar, or you can use the web address www.aurora.in.us/police.html to reach the site.
If you need to call the Aurora Police Department for a non-emergency dial 926-1101. If you have an emergency call 911.
City of Aurora Code Ordinances are now available on line by clicking on the following link: "City of Aurora Code." If you need additional information, or have specific questions call Rick Grubbs, Code Enforcement Administrator at 812-926-1777.
Since 1901 Aurora has proudly offered its citizens what Andrew Carnegie called the “cradle of Democracy.” The Aurora Public Library has changed in countless ways over the course of its history but one thing remains the same: our dedication to patron service. Somewhere between our author visits and children’s programming, our bestsellers and book discussions, and our downloadable books and DVDs, you will experience the personal touch that makes our library more than books and bricks.
We invite you to come and experience your Educational, Informational, Recreational, and Personal public library. Learn more at: http://www.eapld.org/
Hillforest Museum is open for tours from April through December from 1-5pm and is closed on Mondays and major holidays.This magnificent house is situated on 10 acres overlooking the City of Aurora and has an incredible view of the Ohio River. Visit beautiful Hillforest decorated in Victorian splendor for the holidays. Admission charged.
For more information visit www.hillforest.org or contact them at (812) 926-0087.
A place where memories come alive, as new ones are created.