By David Knox
With snowflakes early in the week, Christmas seemed as if it was on its way. Saturday’s “Christmas in Lynchburg” will certify that the season is nigh indeed.
The annual Lynchburg tradition will have events and activities all the way up to the Christmas Parade at 2 p.m.
Events start at 8 a.m. with Breakfast With Santa at the Masonic Lodge sponsored by Project Graduation 2021. That goes until 10:30 a.m. It is $6 in advance and $7 at the door.
At 9 is the fce Annual Cookie Sale at the IBIS Building, with a bag of cookies going for $5. Please limit to one family member to come in and wear a mask.
Also at 9 is the Trees of Christmas at the IBIS Building. Here you can vote for your favorite Christmas Tree with donations to Project Graduation 2021. Mayor Bonnie Lewis encourages folks to still decorate a tree. You have through Friday at 5 p.m.
“Having the trees is great fun for our visitors Saturday and the votes in the jars is a good fundraiser for Project Graduation,” Lewis said. “You can decorate your tree however you want! Something traditional for Christmas or a fun theme. You can choose a color or decorate with hats, bats, balls, bows, bees, keys, suns, bears, bottles, dogs, cats, butterflies or buttons. Choose a character to be the theme, a favorite book, movie or superhero.
“I encourage businesses, teams, clubs and churches to decorate a tree to share. … We have always had some pretty amazing trees.”
From 9-noon, you can get your envelope stamped with a unique postmark for Christmas.
From 10 till 3 there will be craft vendors on the grassy area around the Gazebo.
Woodye Bedford and C&R Buggy Tours will be giving free buggy rides from 10:30-12:30.
The Pet Christmas Costume Contest will be at noon at the Gazebo. There will be prize money for the winner.
The participants in the Christmas Parade are asked to assemble at Wiseman Park at 12:30 p.m. for the lineup and judging. To sign up, call Brenda Hannah at 931-212-5267. The annual parade, which caps the day and kicks off the Christmas season, begins at 2 p.m.