Downtown Waynesville will be hosting “A Night before Christmas” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.
The event will include numerous Christmas choral groups and musicians, candlelight shopping, thousands of holiday lights, with plenty of shops, galleries and restaurants open for the evening. Santa Claus will also be going up and down the streets to greet the little ones.
Local church carolers and musicians will perform throughout the evening. The First Baptist Church will recreate a “Bethlehem Marketplace” with a live nativity and village of Bethlehem in their parking lot on South Main Street.
Caroling groups will be from Hazelwood Presbyterian Church, Beth Eden Church, Waynesville First Presbyterian Church and Haywood Christian Home Educators.
Other music will be performed by Ginny McAfee, Haywood Community Band, Tuscola Band Ensemble, students from Junaluska Music Studio, SongSpinners, Signature Winds and First Methodist Church Hand Bell Choir and Production Paranoia Bluegrass Teen Band, “Poetry People” Michael and Scott roving downtown, FunShine Faces will be set-up at at Main Street PERKS, Mr. Tom “The Balloon Man” will be outside City Bakery, and Angie’s Dance Academy will perform outside United Community Bank.
www.downtownwaynesville.com or 828.456.3517.