Sentinel-Echo.com

Local News

November 27, 2012

Nov. 30 Christmas on Main offers fun for families

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — This year’s Christmas on Main events promises a continuation of the fun-filled evening in downtown London. The event will be on Friday, Nov. 30.

New this year is a Snowball Drop Contest.

“C.A.R.S. has several hundred gifts and we will also have the Snowball Drop with prizes,” said London Downtown Director Chris Robinson. “We have over 2,000 ‘snowballs,’ which are actually ping pong balls, and each one has a prize attached to it. We will have two different categories — one for kids and one for adults.”

The Book Walk, an annual event for children, includes 14 stops at local downtown businesses for readings from favorite Christmas stories and kicks off at 4:30 p.m. Singing on the Laurel County Courthouse steps will begin at 5 p.m. and will continue until the Randy Smith Christmas On Main parade begins at 7 p.m.

According to Robinson, approximately 30 groups and organizations have already entered for the parade. This year’s parade theme is “Christmas at the Movies Part II,” a continuation of last year’s highly popular theme that brought a variety of innovative and creative floats for the yearly parade.

Downtown businesses will also offer giveaways and refreshments until parade time.

The festivities include the second year Lighting of the Jail, a long-time tradition begun by former Laurel County Jailer John Bowling. Current Jailer Jamie Mosley brought the tradition back last year and is continuing it again for this year’s Christmas season.

Following the parade, the Christmas on Main festivities move from Main Street to the London-Laurel County Farmers Market where the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree will take place. The 30-foot tall Norway spruce was planted in 1998 and will be lighted by the Mize family, who used the tree for their own property decorations until the city moved it to its current location earlier this year in the corner of the Farmers Market parking lot.

Of course, Santa will be on hand for pictures and to hear Christmas wishes at Farmers Market where games and giveaways will also be a part of this year’s celebration.

Robinson credited the Christmas on Main planning committee with London Downtown for their diligent efforts in the yearly celebration.

“We have such a good committee that Christmas on Main just sort of happens,” he said. “We hope everyone will come out and take part in the festivities on Friday night.”

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

1
Text Only
Local News
Facebook
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Now that school is out, what are your family’s summer vacation plans?

A. No major plans. We will probably hang out around Laurel County.
B. Going to the beach!
C. Kentucky has a lot of wonderful state parks, and we plan to visit a few and enjoy quality family time.
     View Results