Opening night ceremonies and lighting of the Christmas Park will be held on the Saturday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m., at the Amphitheater Stage in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. Santa Claus will also be arriving on the town’s antique 1936 Fire Engine and visiting with children in the Scout Hut. Cookies and hot chocolate will be given out by local churches and groups each Saturday night also to help visitors keep warm while strolling through the park or watching special entertainment.
New “Lights in the Park” banners will be placed along portions of East Main Street and West Main Street announcing the event. The banners are provided by the Williamston Springwater Committee and Envision Williamston.
The lighting of the park will include the opening of Deck the Halls in Williamston’s Municpal Center. The annual event has become a holiday tradition for the town and features beautifully decorated Christmas trees in the main hallways of the Municipal Center. It will be open to the public for viewing following the lighting of the park and during regular business hours through the holidays.
Town Hall will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27. Hours for viewing trees will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the holiday season.
Correction – The Williamston Fire Department will not have rides on the antique fire engine during the Holiday season.