October 10, 2019
By: Dwayne Page
The Smithville Christmas Parade and Christmas on the Square will be celebrated together on Saturday, December 7th. This year, the Smithville Parade will begin at a new time. The parade line-up starts at 3 PM at the Smithville Elementary School (SES); the parade begins at 4 PM. The parade route will leave SES and continue onto South Congress Blvd. to the Downtown Smithville Square.
Immediately after the Smithville Parade, Christmas on the Square will begin around 5 PM. Some of the activities are as follows:
- Courthouse Open House – Stop by to visit the elected county officials and enjoy free refreshments and a festive atmosphere.
- Smithville City Hall – Lots of indoor and outdoor Christmas lights & decorations to see as you enjoy cupcakes, cookies, and hot chocolate with city officials and staff and lots of little elves.
- Christmas Shopping at our Fabulous Downtown Stores – There will be lots of specials and extended hours for shopping making it a great night to pick out wonderful and unique Christmas presents! And check out Button Willow for live Christmas Music on their indoor stage
- “Live” Windows in Downtown Businesses – Many of our downtown windows will have “live” scenes in their beautifully, decorated windows from 5 to 6 PM. YOU CAN VOTE for your favorite “Live” Display Window. Take a picture and post your favorite on the Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber Facebook Page. The live display window with the “Most Likes” will get points added to the judges’ talley sheet. Chamber Director Suzanne Williams and Smithville Mayor Josh Miller will be presenting 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places along with a “Chamber Choice” award for the “Live Window” contest. Mayor Miller is personally donating $250 to the top winning store’s favorite charity.
- A FREE Photo Booth & Christmas DJ Music – Enjoy your favorite holiday music throughout the night plus have a fun, complimentary picture made at the Cosmo Creations Photo Booth located inside the Courthouse & sponsored by the City of Smithville!
- Justin-Potter Library – Beginning at 6:15 PM, Santa will be there to hear your child’s wish list and pose for a picture, so be sure to bring your camera. Children will also be able to make a Christmas ornament!
- Smithville Electric – The lights will be shining bright at Evins Park’s Open-Air Stage decorated by Smithville Electric employees.
“We hope everyone can attend this year’s Smithville Parade at its new time and stay for the enjoyable and heartwarming Christmas on the Square event,” said Chamber Director Suzanne Williams