Saluda to hold Hometown Christmas December 8

Published 11:42 am Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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Community celebrates music, food and holiday spirit


SALUDA—Mark your calendars for a magical night of holiday spirit with Saluda’s Hometown Christmas on Friday, December 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  

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Visitors can indulge their festive spirit with delicious holiday treats from local Saluda businesses. Mountain Song, a group of over 40 local singers, will be singing Christmas carols on Main Street and at the Saluda Visitor Center, and other area artists will perform across numerous downtown venues during the two-hour event. 

The Purple Onion will feature live music from pianist Bob Gallo, and businesses will offer refreshments and entertainment. 

Later in the evening, there will be a multi-denominational Christmas service held at the Saluda First Baptist Church, located on Henderson St., at 8 p.m. The service will also feature a performance from Mountain Song.

The City of Saluda has held its Hometown Christmas for over 30 years. 

“The reason that we do Hometown Christmas is that it’s for the community, and it’s a way to say thank you to our customers,” said Vice President of Marketing for the Saluda Business Association and owner of the Purple Onion, Emily Lamar. “It’s a fun night of seeing each other and eating food and celebrating the holidays. It’s a way to say thank you to our community.”

The Saluda Hometown Christmas is being held by the Saluda Business Association. For more information, visit