Vicksburg will be a festive place to start your holiday season on Saturday, December 6th, with activities planned throughout the day and evening hosted by the Vicksburg Downtown Development Authority (DDA) with presenting sponsor Frederick Construction. The morning begins at 10:30 a.m. with the annual Vicksburg Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Vicksburg Community Association, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their Vicksburg North Pole workshop at the Village Community Center.
The day continues with feasting on Snowman Pancakes, Reindeer Waffles and Jolly Burgers at local restaurants. Shop at the local stores and boutiques for holiday gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Shops marked with a North Pole sign post are hosting kid’s crafts and special treats. Stop by the new Winter Farmers’ Market located downtown for soaps, maple syrup, jellies, smoked BBQ, cheese dips and other locally made products.
Enjoy Victorian carolers, live ice sculpting, choir performances, and a musical children’s show featuring BenJammin sponsored by AVB (American Village Builders). Horse carriage rides, sponsored by Ronningen Research, will tour twelve downtown historic sites, stopping at the Historic Village where you will find a model railroad running through the Vicksburg Historic Village, and enjoy the offerings at the annual Vicksburg Historical Society’s Bake Sale.
Finish the day by attending the Vicksburg Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Oswalt Park, and enjoy a cup of cheer during the Holiday Pub Crawl. Get your card stamped at all participating pubs to earn your commemorative Village Koozie while supplies last from any of the participating restaurants.
“The community support has really been fantastic with wonderful contributions from all our sponsors, businesses and citizen support,” said Tanya DeLong, DDA chairperson. “The event committee worked hard at bringing the holiday events happening in Vicksburg into one amazing day of Christmas in the Village.” The day would not be possible without all the sponsors including Bronson Vicksburg Outpatient Center, MLC Research & Development, Eimo Technologies, Grossman & Moldovan, Vicksburg Hardware, and Ralph Hayward Agency to make this an event for the whole family. Vicksburg’s Christmas in the Village will be a festive place to start your holiday!
For more information call event organizer Kathy Hoyle at 269-352-4583. The Vicksburg DDA works on activities to enhance the quality of life in the community as a great place to live, work and play.