Christmas In A Small Town
“CHRISTMAS IN A SMALL TOWN” INFORMATION
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The dates and times are as follows: Wednesday, December 5 – Friday, December 7: 5-8 p.m. and
Saturday, December 8: Noon-8 p.m.
THINGS TO DO:
Ice Rink: Again, even bigger and better! Our 50’X60’ rink this year will be even bigger than last year’s–and holds about 75 people at a time! That means more skaters and less wait time! $5 for 20 minutes; new sessions begin on the half-hour and on the hour.
NEW! Inflatables & Miniature Carousel: Provided by Miller Family Fun, we will have a bungee run, a castle/slide combo and a slide with a foam pit for the kids to enjoy! In addition, we will have a small 3-horse carousel for OUR tiny tots’ entertainment!
Giving Trees: Children 12 and under ( only children, please–and they must be PRESENT) may take one item from each giving tree. Those who want to participate will line up this year at the Triangle beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7; at 5:00 p.m., they will be released onto Main Street to visit each tree.
Chicks Christmas Village: It’s a tradition! The Chicks provide free gifts for the first 300 children age 12 and under to visit their village, located at the shelter next to the amphitheater on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 8, 4:00 p.m., Main Street Hazard, led by Santa himself. Be there! If your organization would like to participate in the parade, please contact Betsy Clemons at 439-2659.
Horse-drawn Wagon Rides: Back by popular demand! Now free and no reservation required. Loading and unloading in the parking lot beside the Home Lumber Bridge. Take a ride around town and see the beauty of Perry County decorated for the Christmas season!
Light-Music Synchronized Christmas Tree: If you didn’t check out our tree on Main Street last year, you’ll get to see the new and improved version this year! We’ve added 15 new songs to our repertoire! You can hear the music on the street speakers or tune your radio to 102.5 FM and enjoy almost two hours of well-known seasonal holiday music and Christmas carols.
Parade of (Car) Lights: Here’s a unique way to get in the spirit–decorate your car, truck, motorcyle, whatever your mode of motorized transportation–and drive it through our Parade of (Car) Lights on Friday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. Lineup for the parade will be at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. After the parade, the vehicles will be parked near the Triangle to allow people to vote for their favorite. The vehicle with the most votes will receive “The People’s Choice” Award!” Winner to be announced at approximately 8:00 p.m.
Song Request Booth: Do you remember paying your dime to the Jaycees to hear your favorite Christmas song played over the loud speakers on Main Street? In hopes of rekindling a little bit of the spirit Christmases past, we’ll again be hosting a “Song Request Booth.”
Photos with Santa: Immediately following the parade, Santa, Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elf will be available at City Hall to pose for pictures.
Food and Craft Vendors: Warm up in our food and craft vendors’ tent. We’ll have at least one food booth and a few local craft vendors so come on out and support local business!
NEW STORY! “The Grinch” Story Walk: Large storyboards from “The Grinch” will be displayed in windows of local downtown businesses. Walk the streets of Hazard, enjoy the trees (including our large musical tree) and read this Christmas classic with your child.
NEW! Battle of the Bowls!: Our local fire departments are raising money for their favorite charities with a Chili Cookoff! It’ll take place Saturday, December 8. All chili must be prepared on site and in accordance with Health Department regulations. $25 entry fee. People’s Choice Award and braggin’ rights to the winner. The chili will be free to the public but donations will definitely be appreciated. If your fire department is interested, call Les Smith or Tim Caldwell of the Hazard Fire Department at 436-2345.
Tour of Stained Glass Windows: Hazard First Baptist Church will again host a self-guided tour of their stained glass windows on Saturday afternoon from 3:30-5:00 p.m.. It’s a beautiful display that you can walk through at your leisure. You don’t want to miss it! In addition, they have a Christmas program that evening at 6:00 p.m. entitled “The Best Christmas Ever.” It’s very kid-friendly and includes a lot of music.
DAV Chapter 64 Dinner and Show: Another great annual event is the DAV’s Christmas Dinner & Show on Friday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m The evening includes dinner with music by the Jack Strong Band, followed by a Christmas play presented by Big Leatherwood First Baptist Church. You can enjoy all this for just $10/person (children 12 and under are free) and the proceeds benefit DAV Chapter 64.
NEW! A Hometown Christmas: Midlife Crisis provides the music for “A Hometown Christmas,” narrated by Pastor Johnie Akers. The show will be held at The Forum on Saturday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are only $5 and group seating is available. For more information, call 216-0980.
Local Businesses: We’d also like to encourage you to visit our newest Main Street businesses, like Appalachian Apparel Company and 606 Coffee, as well as our many other locally-owned stores located in and around Hazard! Small business Saturday isn’t the only day to shop local!
Perry County Public Library Holiday Bazaar: This annual event allows our local vendors to sell their baked goodies and homemade crafts. Check them out on Thursday, December 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday, December 8, 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m. In addition, the library is hosting a holiday-themed bluegrass concert by Hyden in Plain Sight at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8.
NOW WHO SAID THERE’S NOTHING TO DO IN PERRY COUNTY?!!
Hazard Event – Christmas in Hazard
Other Things To Do:
Live Drive Nativity – Dec 13,14,15
Annual Santa Candy/Cookie Shoppe – Dec 14
Food Market – Pick-Up/Pop-Up – Dec 14
Bedford Band – Live at Jabo’s – Dec 14
One Starry Night – Summit Church – Dec 14
Christmas in App. w/Roadside Theater – Dec 14
Another Night Before Christmas – Dec 14,15
SecondChance Mission – Santa – Dec 15
Xmas Cottage w/Santa Claus & The Grinch – Dec 15
Mars Exploration Day – Dec 15
Santa at the Library – Dec 15
Women’s Club Tour of Homes – Dec 16
Christmas In Hazard – Summit – Dec 16
Recital: Jake East, Euphonium – Dec 16
Grant Writing 101 Workshop – Jan 17
Community Band Christmas Concert – Dec 17
Fancy Nancy Fancy Xmas Sweater Party – Dec 17
A Christmas Story – Dec 20
Lung Cancer Lunch & Learn – Dec 20
EXILE Christmas Spectacular
Bourbon Branch – Live at Jabo’s – Dec 22