Tree Lighting and Christmas Village
Thursday, December 5th, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The 28th Annual Tree Lighting and Christmas Village includes lots of free events (just bring one non-perishable food item donation) in downtown Clayton.
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Santa Claus is once again at Horne Square! 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.
LIVE NATIVITY: The live nativity and readings, brought to you by First Baptist Church of Clayton, will be in the front lawn of Sherry’s Signature Cheesecakes from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
PERFORMANCES: Student dance performances at the corner of Fayetteville St and Lombard St near Town Square and student vocal performances at the performance area near Wine on Main (459 E Main St)! The Clayton Middle School Jazz Band will play in between performances at Town Square and the Clayton High School chorus will begin at the Clayton Chamber of Commerce (301 E Main St) at 5:30 p.m., then travel up and down Main Street singing Christmas carols!
SANTA’S WORKSHOP: Horne Square will turn into Santa’s Workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Get your photo made with Santa and ride the trackless train around a winter wonderland! Get in line early! The lines will cut off in time for everyone to enjoy the parade and tree lighting that begins at 7:30 p.m.! The trackless train is sponsored by Tony Johnson, Architect and Rising Tide Building and Renovations!
PHOTO BOOTH: The photo booth sponsored by Clayton Steakhouse will be outside their doors at 3017 E Main Street! Get in line early! The line will cut off before the parade begins at 7:30 p.m.!
DOGGIE COSTUME CONTEST: The 2019 Doggie Costume Contest is brought to you by Roxie Daizy Pet Salon! Check the event page for more details!
PARADE: When you hear the Clayton High School Marching Band at 7:30 p.m., that signals that it is time to make your way to Town Square for the tree lighting ceremony! This short parade will feature the Doggie Costume Contest contestants, a horse drawn carriage carrying Santa and the Mr. & Mrs. Christmas and the CHS marching band!
The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Town Square begins at 7:45 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
Clayton Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 14th, 2019
The Clayton Christmas Parade, organized by the Clayton Rotary Club, takes place on Main Street between Smith Street and Robinson Street.