Many activities are planned for the holiday season. The kickoff will be Friday, Nov. 26, as Weaverville steps back in time for an old-fashioned small-town Christmas celebration.

The historic Bandstand will be beautifully decorated where the festivities will begin. The town will be decked out in lights with many activities to set the mood for the holidays.

Watch for the purple Stutz sleigh delivering Santa to the Bandstand. From 1 to 3 p.m. he will be listening to children’s Christmas wishes and handing out candy canes. Santa’s mailbox arrives Thanksgiving Day at the Bandstand and is available to receive children’s letters through Christmas Eve. If the letters have a return address expect to hear back from Santa!

At 5 p.m. at the Bandstand there will be a greeting from the Weaverville Chamber of Commerce president followed by the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and carolers.

Many merchants will be having an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. and look forward to greeting all their friends and meeting new, with the Jake Jackson Museum and Blacksmith Shop open noon to 6 p.m.

There will be mystery gift givers on historic Main Street with a collectible souvenir hand warmer, the “Coolest Small Town in the West.”  

Don’t forget to support the local businesses for Small Business Saturday the 27th. Many businesses will be offering specials.

In December watch for the Elf on the Shelf. They will be displayed in downtown business windows. Pick up a form from Tammie’s Books or Trinity Arts and Crafts, locate all 24 elves and you will receive a free ice cream from Up North Confectionary.

The Polar Express experience is Dec. 18. It all starts at Mountain Goat Kids and Tammie’s Books at 11 a.m. for a reading of the book Polar Express. They will also have a photo booth set up.

Along the way down to the Trinity Theatre to watch the movie they can collect treats from participating businesses. The movie starts at 12:30 p.m., jammies recommended.

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