Christmas on Main Street on Dec. 7 begins with 5 p.m. parade
The much-anticipated Christmas on Main Street returns to Downtown Fayetteville on Saturday, December 7.
Starting with a 5 p.m. parade through the Courthouse Square, the fun will continue at the Lane Brown Gazebo as guests visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy live Christmas music sung by choir and other vocal talent.
A highlight of the evening will be the traditional Christmas tree lighting at the adjacent Heritage Park.
“Christmas on Main Street is a beautiful way to conclude a great year of community events here in Downtown Fayetteville,” said Main Street Program Manager Joyce Waits. “This is one of our best-attended events, and it is the holiday season kickoff for many families.”
Waits noted that the popular Christmas parade will again stage at the Fayette County Justice Center and head north along Lee Street toward the Historic Courthouse. At the Courthouse, the parade will turn left along Stonewall Avenue and proceed to Heritage Park Way, rounding the corner to then head eastbound toward South Glynn Street. The parade will turn right onto South Glynn Street traveling south before turning left onto Melear Way. From there, the parade will continue straight onto Center Drive to the terminus at the Fayette County Justice Center.
For information on how your organization can participate in the Fayetteville Christmas Parade, contact the Main Street office: 770-719-4173, email@example.com.
Main Street Fayetteville’s 2019 Christmas ornament celebrates historic Southern Oaks house
Ornaments are available at the Fayetteville Welcome Center located on the first floor of the Historic Courthouse. Ornaments are $20.33, tax included.
The house was built around 1913 as a home for then-mayor T. R. Gay, who is said to have wanted to impress railroad passengers as they traveled through Fayetteville where North Jeff Davis Drive is located today.
The house was sold to Blanche Redwine in 1948 and converted to three apartments. Mr. Owens, a Fayette County High School principal, was one of the residents living there for a time.
The house was renovated to its former glory in 2001, and it has since been used as an events space.
For more information on the ornaments, contact Main Street Program Manager Joyce Waits: 770-719-4173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.