Nov 10, 2011
“COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS”
Friday, November 25 beginning at 5:30 pm in Downtown Greenville. The evening will begin with carolers leading a procession around the square to light the shop windows and the large Daniken Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn. Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive on the Trolley just in time to light the big tree and then the ceremony will be turned over to the Greenville Women's club so that they can present the lighting of the Courthouse. The Courthouse has been dark for more than a decade but will be re-lit this year due to the determined vision of the Women's Club. After all the lights are lit, Santa and Mrs. Claus will go to the Globe Theater so that all the children can visit with them.
This year's event features a non-profit Christmas Tree Auction Wonderland which consists of 7-10 trees to be creatively decorated by The Garden Club, the High School Sophomore class, the Senior Center, Our Common Ground, the Food Pantry, The Humane Society, the Boy Scouts, a Relay for Life Team, and the Junior Comets Football team. The silent auction will be held in the Turret Building along with live music, a Scherenschnitt papercutting demonstration and food by Martha's Madness. The money from the sale of the trees goes to the participating non-profit organization, with special prizes from the GBPA for the two best trees. The trolley will carry passengers to the various venues around town which will include a live nativity and toy train display at the United Methodist Church on 2nd St. It will make it's way around every 15-20 minutes. It should be a magical evening for children and adults with fun things to see and participate in all along the way.
ACTIVITIES AND LOCATIONS: On the Square: Funnel Cakes and other interesting food
The Globe Theater: Visit Santa and Mrs Claus, bring your camera
(9:00 pm Free Movie, "Prep and Landing")
Turret Cafe: Non Profit Christmas Tree Auction Wonderland
with Live Music, artisans and Food by Martha's Madness
Watson's Drug: Free Christmas Card Photo of you and your family
Pepin's Country Store: Open
Third Street Market: Open
United Methodist Church: Toy Train Display, (Kevin Kaegy and Friends) and Live Nativity
Owl Creek Gazette: Make your own owl ornament
Sweetest Things: Hot Chocolate Bar and cookies
Rue Matilda's: Reading the Night Before Christmas
Adam Brothers Music and Coffeehouse: Hot Wassail and Live Music
The Green Door: Antique Toy Display
Lambert's Antiques: Vintage Christmas Tree Display
DeMoulin Museum: Open
Marsha's Wedding Magic: Open
Heart Two Heart: Helium Balloons
Kathy's U Name It Resale Shop: Open
Gloria's Novelties and Gifts: Open
The evening will culminate with the movie, “Prep and Landing" at the Globe Theatre at 9:00 pm.
Also on the list of things to do:
The American Farm Heritage Museum begins their Christmas Light Display
Friday, Nov.25th at 5:00 pm.
Christmas Pops Concert on Sunday night,
November 27th, 7 pm
at the First Christian Church,
1100 Killarney Dr.
The concert includes an hour of instrumental jazz, blues, gospel, classical, country and more popular Christmas arrangements. Loads of holiday music and Christmas cheer! Bring your family and celebrate this spectacular time of the year. This is a FREE concert, Tickets are donation at the door. Donations go to The Simple Room. “Come Home for Christmas” is sponsored by Greenville Business & Professional Association (GBPA)