Christmas on Main Street is December 9
By Carrie A. Mizell
Santa will ride into downtown Trenton this year on a trackless train, during the 4th Annual Christmas on Main Street event.
An evening of family fun, Christmas on Main Street will be Friday, Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Each year the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce sponsors the free community event, which gives citizens a chance to celebrate the holiday season with friends and neighbors.
Business owners along Main Street will soon begin decorating their storefronts in preparation for Christmas on Main Street. As in years past, local businesses will stay open late to serve refreshments and greet customers who stop by for after hours shopping.
A Christmas tree lighting will be held at the Trenton Depot, where live music will be performed throughout the evening. Mrs. Jan Randolph will lead storytelling inside the Depot, and a snow slide will be set up outside the Depot.
Children who would like to sit on Santa’s knee and make their Christmas wishes known should stop by Capital City Bank for cookies with Santa.
The same trackless train that brings Santa to Trenton will be giving rides to children throughout the evening.
Also, new this year will be 12 Christmas trees set up on the court house lawn. The trees will be sponsored and decorated by local businesses in accordance with the theme: “What Gilchrist County Means To Me.”
According to Kyle Stone, executive director of the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce, Springwater Events, a new catering business with a storefront on Main Street, will take reservations for a full course meal that will be offered during Christmas on Main Street.
A live nativity scene, which will be presented by Pine Grove Baptist Church members, will be set up across the street from the Gilchrist County Journal.
For more information on Christmas on Main Street, call 463-3467.