Lighting of the Park this Saturday at 6 p.m.

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Opening night ceremonies and lighting of the Christmas Park will be held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m., at the Amphitheater Stage in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. Midway Bible Church will be providing hot chocolate on opening night and there will be special holiday music. Santa Claus will also be arriving on the town’s antique 1936 Fire Engine and visiting with children in the Scout Hut.

The lighting of the park will include the opening of Deck the Halls in Williamston’s Municipal 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.

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.

Cookies and hot chocolate will be given out by local churches and groups each Saturday night to help visitors keep warm while strolling through the Christmas park enjoying lights and decoration and watching special entertainment.

Santa will be in the Scout Hut from 6 pm – 9 pm on the following dates: Nov. 26-27; Dec 1-4; Dec 8-11; Dec. 15-23.