Special activities at Shops of Tryon

Published 5:05 pm Friday, November 30, 2012

Indoor and outdoor activities during and after the stroll

During the Tryon Christmas Stroll on Friday evening, Dec. 7, the Shops of Tryon, 112 N. Trade Street, from 5 to 8 p.m. will have the following events:

Tryon Arts & Crafts will  set up shop for the evening to display and sell many examples of local crafters’ work.

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Starting at 6 p.m. there will be music in the lobby featuring The Schweizer Strings, a group of local violinists ages four to 18, followed by a sing-a-long with Janet and Clifford Joens,  playing Christmas tunes on Irish harp and guitar.

Artist Kim Attwooll will demonstrate her skills at enhancing photographs and turning them into holiday cards. Attendees are asked to bring along a photo for her to transform.

View local artists’ paintings from Grassroots Artists Project (GAP). Sales of these original works will benefit Lennie’s Kids, which supports disabled animals.

Vines & Stuff will serve munch and hot mulling cider.

Kyoto’s Restaurant “downstairs” will have live music starting at 7:30 p.m. with Red Dogs Trio and special guest The Travis Smith Project.

These are just some of the many indoor and outdoor activities throughout the town during the Christmas Stroll, including a variety of street performances, marshmallow roast, ornament auction and a visit from Santa.

– article submitted by Ann Gargiulo