Holiday events on tap this weekend
Imlay City, Almont, Capac, Dryden to host parades and celebrations
November 28, 2007TRI-CITY AREA — There's no lack of holiday activities to partake in this week. Starting Friday and lasting through the weekend, there are parades, visits with Santa and cookies sales on tap in the Tri-City area.
In Imlay City, start off Friday's festivities with a ceremonial tree lighting, 'Light Up Imlay City' at the corner of Third and Main streets, just prior to the holiday parade at 6 p.m.
Santa will make his appearance for the parade which will wind down Third St. from the Lamb-Steele Building, north of Almont Ave., east on Fourth St. and then south on Main St. Afterwards, he'll greet children at the caboose at the Historical Museum.
|Santa Claus will make his grand entry into Imlay City on Friday, return to Almont and Dryden on Saturday and arrive in Capac on Sunday.|
The events coincide with the chamber's Customer Appreciation Day when merchants will be offering special sales to thank their patrons.
For more information, contact the chamber at 724-1361.
In Almont, the DDA-sponsored Holly Day Light Parade will brighten the streets on Saturday starting around 7 p.m., traveling from Centennial to Stone St. along Van Dyke. Following the parade, Santa will stop into the DDA offices, 134 N. Van Dyke, to hear childrens' wishes. Free Polaroid photos will be taken.
To learn more call the DDA at 798-8125.
In Dryden, the Historical Society will host 'Christmas in Dryden-2007' starting on Friday with their annual Christmas Cookie Sale from 6-8 p.m. at the museum. Handmade craft items will also be available for sale.
On Saturday, the cookie sale resumes from 12-5 p.m. and at the fire hall, pictures with Santa Claus will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $5.
A lunch, compliments of local merchants will be served at the same time by the fire department's auxiliary at the fire hall.
In Capac, Santa Claus will visit the Mussey Twp. Fire Hall from 3-5 p.m. where free Polaroid photos will be snapped. Complimentary hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served.
The Chamber of Commerce's Second Annual Lighted Christmas Parade follows at 5:30 p.m. and will travel from the high school, east on Park St., south on Main and stop at Mr. R's for the tree lighting ceremony before continuing on to Meier St where they'll head west, back to Glassford.
For more information about entering the parade contact Sally Cornell at 810-338-5383.