Big Christmas Celebrations Start Friday Through The Weekend. Smiths Grove & BG-WC Jaycees Christmas Parades, Kentucky Museum Christmas in Kentucky and Landmark Christmas Tour (Featuring One of Our Partners Morris Jewelry)!

Christmas Time!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 11:00 AM CST

It’s been a busy week of shopping but the real kick off the Holiday season are the parades and Christmas events. Some are traditions and some are looking at the region and commonwealth’s Christmas. So many are happening this weekend so, here is a quick break down of 4 local events.

Smiths Grove Christmas Parade, “A Small Town Christmas.” 

In downtown Smiths Grove Friday night there is a small town parade in honor of the theme “A Small Town Christmas.” Over 2000 people will attend and many will start claiming their spot  early in the afternoon.  The evening parade includes lighted exhibits for that extra special effect. There will be marching bands, fire trucks, beauty queens, horses, dozens of decorated floats, elected officials and much more.  Spend an evening in historic downtown Smiths Grove and rediscover that magical home town Christmas feeling. Starts at 6:00pm and will last till 8:00pm.

BG-WC Jaycees 2011 Christmas Parade

Join the Bowling Green- Warren County Jaycees for “A Hometown Christmas” at the 2011 Christmas Parade.  The Parade starts at Main and College Streets on Fountain Square, the parade will then cross 11th Ave. to go back up State Street and will finish at College and 6th. Will start at 9:30am and end at 11:00am.

Christmas in Kentucky at The Kentucky Museum

Info Via Bowling Green Convention and Visitor’s Bureau:

Kentucky Museum’s sixth annual holiday celebration, Christmas in Kentucky, is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3.

The program, featuring free activities for children and adults, begins right after the Bowling Green Christmas parade with free parking available next to the Kentucky Museum at 1444 Kentucky St. on WKU’s campus.

All activities are free and include ornament making, gingerbread sampling, a scavenger hunt, games and much more. Enjoy a magician, carolers, musicians, costumed characters and Big Red. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit with children in the Kentucky Room, and are available for photos. Visitors are encouraged to bring their personal cameras for pictures.

Mr. Magic will be providing periodic shows with a variety of tricks and jokes. Guests can make different ornaments to take home at the many ornament-making stations with the help of WKU student athletes. Strolling carolers and musicians provide upbeat seasonal music to get participants in the spirit.

Costumed characters in period attire complement exhibits with games and activities for everyone in the family. Visitors can compete in the “Cake Mix Walk” while listening to music from the ’50s. In the log house, guests can eat gingerbread and explore life in early Kentucky. Big Red will also be on hand that day for pictures and games.

Landmark Association 2011 Christmas Tour

Info Via Bowling Green Convention and Visitor’s Bureau:

When: Sat, Dec. 3, 2011 @ 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Various locations around downtown Bowling Green

The Landmark Association of Bowling Green and Warren County will host its annual historic Christmas Tour from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3.  Enjoy strolling through five historic districts – Fountain Square, College Hill, Upper East Main, Shake Rag and the Modern Automobile District .

Find the perfect Christmas gift at the Landmark Store which will be held in the Galloway Motor Company Building located at 601 State Street at Circus Square.  Local publications, stationary, historic maps and historic photographs will be available.  A silent auction will be held also to raise funds for historic preservation.

Tickets cost $10 per person and are available at any location on the tour.  Locations include:
The Galloway Motor Company Building – 601 State Street
The Galloway Farm Equipment Building – 538 State Street
The Hardcastle Filling Station – 600 State Street
Underwood-Jones House – 506 State Street
Carrie Taylor House – 340 E. Main Street
Settle Building – 906 State Street
Morris Jewelers – 408 Main Street
T.C. Mitchell House – 1149 State Street
Potter Castle – 1310 College Street

Great events for the whole family this weekend. Not to mention up on the hill with football and the great shopping around town at local stores. Get out there and kick off the holiday season in the right way!

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