Christmas Park opens Saturday at 6 p.m.


The Williamston Christmas Park opening night and lighting ceremonies will be held at 6 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Amphitheater Stage. There will be a special program and the arrival of Santa on the town’s 1936 fire engine. A new featured display will be a Children’s Christmas Village.

The playhouse sized village will include a church, fire department and other buildings that will be decorated inside and out for visitors to enjoy.

The Springwater Committee has purchased new lighted displays valued at $3,100 this year.

In addition to lights and displays provided by The Town of Williamston and the Springwater Committee, the Christmas Park has approximately 40 displays provided by businesses, churches, organizations and individuals, according to organizer Dianne Lollis.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided throughout the month of December by Real Life Church in Pelzer.

There will also be live entertainment each weekend starting at 6 p.m.

Santa will be in the Scout Hut Saturday and Sunday Nov. 24 and 25 and then Thursday-Sunday during the last week of November and through December 23. He will also be there on Wednesday night, December 29 and then Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 23. Santa’s hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the nights listed.

Deck the Halls will also be held in Williamston’s Municipal Center during the holidays.

The annual event, which has become a holiday tradition for the town, 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.