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First Annual Prairie Holidays: Spreading Joy and Cheer at the End of the Year

Jan 12, 2021

New Home, New Traditions

At Painted Prairie, we feel that anytime you move to a new home, become part of a new community, and settle into your new routines, that this is the perfect time to start new traditions. This holiday season, everyone at Painted Prairie worked to bring a bit of holiday joy and cheer to our first-year “pioneers.”

We creatively celebrated the holiday season by giving our residents unique experiences throughout the month of December to help them enjoy their holidays while maintaining clear social distancing standards. Our celebration of the holiday season kicked off with carolers and holiday lantern deliveries to all first-time residents, followed by special delivery emails to (virtually) welcome the holidays.

Recipe: Triple Ginger Cookies

Painted Prairie’s own Chef Lentine shared a special Painted Prairie exclusive cookie recipe – Triple Ginger Cookies. This chewy ginger cookie is perfect for aprés sledding and snowman making for the kids, or snacking on during your next holiday movie sesh. Click here for the video. Download the commemorative recipe card and save it as a keepsake for next year’s cookie-making day, or try our similar recipe for gingerbread cutouts!

Special Guests: Santa & Mrs. Claus

Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by to share a special moment with us. Residents gathered the family to watch the special video message and hear the couple read the holiday classic “Twas the Night before Christmas”—suitable for all kids aged 1 to 100 (or older)! 

Recipe: Fluffy Eggnog

We raised our glasses and toasted the New Year with Painted Prairie’s Fluffy Eggnog, our signature drink recipe for the 2020 Prairie Holidays. This warm-you-to-your-toes drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) is the choice for a New Year’s Day morning sitting by the fire, watching bowl games, or visiting with neighbors—from a safe distance, of course. Don’t forget to download this commemorative recipe card and share it with those you love for years to come.

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Resident Testimonials

Johann Duran

Once we heard of Painted Prairie in 2021, we were hooked! We loved the diversity of the community, the open space, and everything else it has to offer. Our house has very rapidly turned into a home. We actually met some of our closest friends at a Painted Prairie event.

Jacci Cradle

Painted Prairie has become a place that feels like home for my family because of the strong sense of community and the diverse and inclusive atmosphere. It’s a place where we can connect with neighbors, support local businesses, and truly feel like we belong. The shared values of unity, diversity, and sustainability in the community align with what our family holds dear. It’s a place where children can thrive, and we can contribute positively to the community.

Gabriele Dos Santos

Being an active community while bringing us together on the different events throughout the year. We have been fortunate to enjoy the farmers markets, the neighborhood BBQ, the pancake breakfast, the family painting class, movies at the park and the Fall Festival! Our son and dog also love all the parks!

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