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Clayton Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Village
December 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Thousands of people will pack Main Street Thursday, December 5, 2019 to help bring Downtown Clayton alive with the holiday spirit for the 29th Annual Tree Lighting & Christmas Village!
Starting at 5:30 p.m., enjoy two and a half hours of music, holiday cheer, a business open house, a live Nativity, train rides and — of course — a chance to see Santa. Make parking easy with shuttles from Clayton High School or the Post Office. The ticket price for the shuttle? Just one non-perishable food item for needy families served by Clayton Area Ministries!
Santa Claus is once again at Horne Square (5:30pm-7:30pm)! Join us at the Square at 348 E. Main Street, on the corner of Lombard and Main streets, where children can sit on Santa’s lap and share their Christmas wishes! Two trackless trains will circle the parking lot at Horne Square to deliver the children to the photo area! Families get to snap free pictures with their cameras or cell phones.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Town Square Program begins 7:45 p.m. – We aim to light the tree at 8 p.m.!
Follow Santa Claus and the honorary “Mr. or Mrs. Christmas” as he or she ride in a horse-drawn carriage down Main Street to Town Square. At 7:45 p.m. Mayor Jody McLeod will welcome the crowd and lead the countdown to the tree lighting! Don’t miss this holiday tradition.