The 2017 Christmas in Lynchburg event will feature some new activities along with bringing back old favorites. The full day of events, December 2, kicks off with Breakfast with Santa at 8 am, sponsored by Project Graduation at the Masonic Lodge. Tickets are on sale now and can also be bought at the door the day of breakfast. The annual fce Cookie Sale begins at 9 am in the IBIS building, be sure to get there before they are sold out. Jack Daniels with have their bottle signing at the visitor’s center beginning at 9 am and also at the same time the Post Office will offer their special Christmas Postmark. Throughout the morning look for carolers around the square bringing the sounds of Christmas while you enjoy the day and shop! One of the new events this year will be the Christmas Tea at the Moore County Public Library at 10 am and 12 noon. Tickets are on sale now for this event for $10, get yours before they are sold out! Along with the tea, the Turkey Creek singers will perform at 10am and both seating’s will feature hometown author June Pugh who will be on hand with her book and will be available for signing. The First United Methodist Church will host their nativity display from 10 am -4 pm and again in the evening from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Coming to Lynchburg this year will be the Band of Pearls, they will perform at the First United Methodist Church from 11 am-12pm, they will feature Celtic music along with Christmas favorites. The collectible ornament give-a-way will take place during throughout the day. Spend $50 or more in town December 2nd and present your receipts at the Diamond Gusset to receive a free 2017 Collectible ornament, supplies are limited so get yours before they are all gone. Of course is wouldn’t be Christmas in Lynchburg without a Christmas Parade. Bill Cody from 650 WSM and the Grand Ole Opry will be the Grand Marshall. From 12:30- 1:30, just before the parade, there will be a Meet and Greet with Cody at the Lynchburg Winery. Parade line-up and judging begins at 1. The parade will begin promptly at 2 pm. To participate contact Linda Wolaver, 759-7163 8-4 pm M-F or 307- 8914 after 4 pm or text anytime. Horses and walkers need not sign up, just show up. Several events follow the parade. Beginning at 3 pm there will be a Candy Cane Hunt in Wiseman Park. Children ages 0-10 years of age should bring their stocking to collect prizes. After the Candy Cane Hunt, Story Telling and a Sing-A-Along will be featured at The Gazebo. Hot chocolate will be served. After Story Time the First United Methodist Choir will perform Christmas carols from the gazebo. Next walk over to attend the Barrel Tree lighting which begins around 5:30 pm. After that head over to the First Baptist church to warm up with the Chili Cook-Off, Bake Sale and Live Auction. Christmas in Lynchburg is sure to light the Christmas Spirit in everyone attending.