The Town of Clayton had to cancel some of their traditional Christmas events, including the parade and the Christmas Village and Tree Lighting, but they’ve still showing lots of Christmas spirit!
Here’s what they’ve got planned:
Santa coming through Downtown Clayton on a fire truck
Every Friday in December, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays from December 4th through 19th, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Bundle up the kids, put on your Santa hat, and head into town for a day – or evening – of shopping and holiday fun.
Feel free to spread out along Santa’s route to see him. He will leave Fire Station 1, take a right onto Robertson Street, turn right onto Main, ride past Town Square and Horne Square. He’ll then turn right onto Smith Street and make a return trip down Second Street passed Town Hall and Town Square before heading back to Station 1 via Ellington and Horne Street.
Storefront Decorating Contest
Take a stroll or a drive through town and check out the seasonal scenes in window displays at businesses throughout Downtown Clayton. Then go online to the Downtown Clayton Facebook page from November 23 – November 30 and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award for best décor.
Winners in the categories of Most Creative – Retail, Most Creative – Non-Retail (non-merchandise services), Most Traditional, and Best Restaurant and/or Café will be selected by a panel of community volunteers and will be featured online and announced at the virtual tree lighting.
Small Business Saturday
Beginning Saturday, November 28, through Saturday, December 19, you can show your support for our local small businesses by shopping small, all while giving the family a fun opportunity to go on a scavenger hunt. Shoppers will hunt for hidden items located in each business and post their finds online using the hashtag #ClaytonSBScavenger. Participants will then be entered to win one of three gift baskets full of goodies and gift cards from local businesses and can receive additional discounts and promotions.
Tuesday, December 8th, and Thursday, December 10th, 2020
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Big Man called us from the North Pole and has asked the Parks and Recreation Department to help patch calls from the North Pole to your home.
Calls will be made on Tuesday, December 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 10, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required and available from November 23 – December 4 online. Click here for registration. This free service is for Clayton-area residents ages 3-8.
Drive-Thru Santa’s Workshop
Saturday, December 12th to Friday, December 18th, 2020
The Clayton Youth Council (CYC) is making gift-giving a little easier by hosting a Drive-Thru Santa’s Workshop. They have prepared craft kits for children ages 3-12 to make at home. Santa will be making each craft on the Clayton Parks and Recreation Facebook page each evening at 6:30 p.m. from Saturday, December 12th – Friday, December 18th.
Pre-registration is required online by clicking here. Craft kit pick up will be at the Clayton Community Center on Saturday, December 12, between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
November 30th to December 27th, 2020
Santa is getting ready for Christmas Eve and is trying to track down all his reindeer — Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen & Rudolph! They have been spotted all over town, in the parks, at the library, even hanging out at the police and fire station. See if you can track them all down and take a picture of each for a Christmas Surprise! Submit your pictures to ashearin@TownofClaytonNC.org or online to the Clayton Parks and Recreation Facebook page.
A Proton Jones Christmas
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
The Clayton Center is happy to invite Clayton’s own Proton Jones back for another great night of Livestreamed music from our stage! This Christmas-themed concert is your chance to enjoy this unique and creative artist in your own homes.
Wednesday, December 23, 7:00 p.m.
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