The Christmas season will officially arrive in Jackson County this weekend with several holiday events planned to celebrate this special time of year.
In Jefferson, “Downtown in December” will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3. The event will include musicians performing, free horse-drawn carriage rides, visits and pictures with Santa Claus at the Pendergrass Store and a short Christmas variety show by the Curry Creek Players at Gingham Gal Café. Amy Bullock will perform Christmas songs at Downtown Gifts and Interiors. Downtown businesses will be open during the festivities.
The annual Jefferson Christmas Parade will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, in downtown. This year’s theme is “Christmas in Our Town.”
For more information on the Jefferson events, call the Main Street Jefferson office at 706-367-5714 or e-mail Beth Laughinghouse at email@example.com.
The City of Arcade will hold a Christmas tree lighting Friday evening, following the annual employee potluck Christmas dinner at 6:30 p.m.
In Nicholson, the annual Christmas tree trimming party will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Harold Swindle Public Library, Nicholson. Children of all ages are invited to attend for fun treats, crafts and Christmas cheer and to ring in the holiday season by decorating the library tree. The library is located off Highway 441 near Benton Elementary School.