According to organizers, the annual Christmas in Lynchburg event is so much fun that the Lynchburg Chamber has planned the celebration for two Saturdays: the Holiday Kick Off on Nov. 17 and the traditional Christmas in Lynchburg on Dec. 1.
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping on Nov. 17, beginning at 9:30 a.m. when the merchants of historic Lynchburg will be all decked out and ready to welcome you.
Pick up a merchant card at The Moore County News beginning at 10 a.m. and ask participating merchants to stamp it as you shop the Square. Your stamped card may be redeemed at The News before 3 p.m. for a limited edition, second-in-a-series 2012 Lynchburg Collectors Ornament.
Other fun events include the second annual Gingerbread House Competition. Sweet designs created by local individuals and businesses will be on display in the shops.
New this year will be the Taste of Lynchburg at the Masonic Lodge from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For $5, visitors can taste sweet treats prepared by area businesses and some of Lynchburg’s finest cooks. You can vote for your favorite in the individual and the business categories. Proceeds benefit the Lynchburg Chamber and the community projects supported by the Moore County FCE.
If all of this is not enough to get you in the Christmas spirit, you will be entertained by Christmas crooning of the Coleman March Ensemble, at 12 p.m. in the Gazebo. At 2 p.m. the Flat Creek Contra Dancers, dressed in Charles Dickens period costumes will perform their fancy footwork on the Square. This is a large group that is in great demand and performs annually at Franklin’s Host of Christmas Past.
The Tour of Homes invites you to tour four beautiful homes, a log cabin and the Old Jail Museum between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Moore County Historical and Genealogical Society sponsors the event and tickets are $15. They are available, along with a map and tour guide, at the Jail Museum and the Moore County Bank. Proceeds benefit the Old Jail Museum.
A complete schedule and more information can be found at www.lynchburgtn.com.•