Christmas season begins Nov. 30 in Landrum

Published 10:54 pm Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday events start in Landrum on Saturday, Nov. 30, with the annual Christmas Stroll from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Downtown merchants will open their doors to visitors with holiday gifts and decorations on display.

A highlight of the stroll comes at 6 p.m. with a new event Light Up Landrum on the deck of the Foothills Amish Furniture store. Seasonal music and special guests will be on hand and a nine-foot community Christmas tree will be lit.

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Children are encouraged to bring ornaments for the tree and to visit with Santa on the deck from 5 until 6:30 p.m.

At dusk, E. Rutherford Street will be illuminated with thousands of tiny white lights wrapped around lampposts, new decorations funded by the Landrum Area Business Association, the City of Landrum and private donations.

Evergreen swags topped with gold bows, created by members of the Landrum Garden Club, will alternate with lamppost lights.

Also taking place on Nov. 30 in Landrum:

The Jingle Bell Jog, a walk/run through Landrum.  No entry fee is charged; participants bring cans of food for a local charity. Kathryn Gillie at The Mail Room, 864.457.4121, has more information.

The Polk County Toy Run comes through Landrum in the afternoon.

Christmas Parade
The Landrum Christmas Parade takes place on Thursday, December 5, at 5 p.m.
The route begins on North Trade Avenue at The Depot and winds through town to Landrum Middle School.
Applications for parade entries are available until Nov. 26 at the Landrum Fire Station or at The Mail Room.
Santa will arrive riding high on the ladder of a fire truck, then return to the Landrum Fire Station to visit with kids and pose for photos.  Refreshments will be served.
The parade is sponsored by the Landrum Fire Department and the Landrum Area Business Association.
– article submitted
by Ellen Henderson