Holly Jolly Christmas


Holly Jolly ChristmasSanta, parades, festivals and giant Christmas trees will light up the holidays.

With a full slate of parades, tree lightings and holiday markets coming up, residents will be able to celebrate the holiday season from all corners of the county.

The city of Grovetown will kick off the festivities on Saturday, December 3 with its annual Christmas parade and festival. Beginning at 10 a.m., the parade will travel down Horizon South Parkway, turn right onto Wrightsboro Road and end at the intersection of Wrightsboro Road and Robinson Avenue.

The city festival will follow from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Liberty Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with multiple vendors, will be in attendance. A tree lighting ceremony and free train rides will be part of the fun as well.

On Sunday, December 4, the Columbia County Christmas Parade, put on by the Merchants Association of Columbia County, will begin at 3:30 p.m. Good little girls and boys just might catch a glimpse of St. Nick atop a red fire engine at the conclusion of the parade.

The parade will end at Evans Towne Center Park for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6:15 p.m. This year the county will have a new, 50-foot tree on display.

Christmas in Harlem will be held from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, December 10. Featuring holiday crafts, a Christmas Market will operate 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and a children’s play area will be available throughout the day and into the evening.

A twilight parade will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the lighting of the city Christmas tree on the library lawn. Santa will be at the library for family photos on the porch, and a family friendly Christmas movie under the stars will wrap up the evening.