By: Jessie Williams
This Saturday, November 17, 2018, you and yours are cordially invited to attend the the highly anticipated holiday event - Christmas on the Square!
Bring the family out to the Lafayette Public Square from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a variety of activities including train rides for both kids and adults sponsored by the Lafayette Police Department, refreshments, storytelling, face painting, bouncy houses, children’s art projects and more!
The Lafayette Fire Department will have a fire truck on display and ATV rides will be provided by Lafayette Fire & Rescue and Macon Power Sports.
Santa will be available on the courthouse lawn to visit with children, and several of your child’s favorite characters will also be located around the square for photos including Mickey & Minnie, Frosty and the Gingerbread Man.
Randy East and Cherry Cole have been named this year’s Christmas on the Square emcees.
Holiday art projects will be held inside the county courthouse. These projects are sponsored by the Macon County Arts Council.
As in years past, guests of Christmas on the Square are eligible to enter to win several cash giveaways totaling $1,000 sponsored by participating merchants on the square. Winners must be present to win. You may register for the drawings at any of the participating businesses.
Participating merchants include Inspirations, Gibson’s Cafe, Macon Bank & Trust, the Macon County Chronicle, Cathy’s Flowers & Gifts, Johnson’s Jewelers, Macon Department Store, McClard’s Gifts, Preventia Security, Citizens Bank, Emme Lou’s Boutique, the Macon County Courthouse, Heavenly Hands, 615 Boutique and The Children’s Cottage.
The following is a list of happenings and activities at each of the participating merchants during Christmas on the Square:
Macon Bank & Trust: cookies and punch
Macon County Chronicle: giveaway of four subscriptions
Citizens Bank: refreshments
Preventia Security: refreshments
Macon County Arts Council: Christmas crafts for kids inside the courthouse
McClard’s Gifts: stories of the 12 trees of Christmas for adults and kids
Emme Lou’s Boutique: Face painting & 20% off storewide discount
Johnson’s Jewelers: 50% off all silver jewelry
Heavenly Hands: CDB oil presentation
615 Boutique: Giveaways
Cathy’s Flowers & Gifts: Cash & Carry sale. 20% off Christmas items (excludes cemetery pieces)
Inspirations: Free glow-in-the-dark necklaces for kids
The Children’s Cottage: Door prizes, refreshments and giveaways
Gibson’s Cafe: Open for dinner from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Macon Department Store: Storytelling by Sherry Massey
Haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet? Participating merchants on the square will also be offering guests holiday specials throughout the day.
Please remember that for everyone’s safety, there will be no parking on the square during this event.
So come on out and celebrate the season with us at this year’s Christmas on the Square! We can’t wait to see you!
To inquire about further details please call Kathryne at (615) 888-6500 or the Macon County Chronicle office at (615) 688-6397.