11/14/2017 4:35:00 PM Christmas in Downtown set for Dec. 2 in McArthur
Kick off the Christmas holiday season Saturday, Dec. 2, when the Vinton County Chamber of Commerce hosts its 14th Annual Christmas in Downtown. This one-day event will feature free activities, crafts, a parade, Santa Claus, a $100 giveaway, and more. This year's theme is "Christmas Through the Years."
This free event is held in downtown McArthur with the help of local businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who will be hosting various events throughout the day.
Most businesses host open houses with refreshments and door prizes. Some offer additional attractions like Christmas carolers, art displays and demonstrations. Local restaurants will have free coloring books to hand out, sponsored by Remy's Mobile Homes. John Hutchison will provide horse-drawn wagon rides, sponsored by Garrett-Cardaras Funeral Home.
Most activities are free and family friendly, but there will be sales and specials at businesses as well as local crafters and candy businesses, so attendees are encouraged to bring a little spending money.
Start your Christmas in Downtown adventure by visiting the Vinton County Chamber of Commerce, located at 104 West Main Street on Saturday, to pick up programs and free bags.
Programs will include a complete list of activities, tickets and a card to win a $100 cash prize. Chamber board members will be available to answer questions.
Christmas in Downtown will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. in McArthur. Everyone is welcome to attend. The parade will commence at 6 p.m., followed by Santa Claus at the Vinton County Courthouse.
To participate as a local business or organization or for more information, call the Vinton County Chamber of Commerce at 740-596-5033.