Volunteers planning for Christmas in the Valley

 In Events, Visit Creemore

Creemore’s Christmas in the Valley begins with the tree lighting, hosted by the Tree Society of Creemore, on Friday, Dec. 2 at Station on the Green and Creemore Village Green.

Free hotdogs will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring-your-own mugs for servings of hot chocolate and apple cider. The tree lighting is scheduled for 6 p.m.

The evening will also include gingerbread cookie-decorating, singing, a scavenger hunt, and the crazy hat contest.

The community is encouraged to support two local charities: Drop by the fire wagon to donate to the Creemore Food Bank. Firefighters will be on hand to accept donations of soup, crackers, bread stuffing, Christmas cookies,

Christmas cake, pretzels, potato chips, nut-free snacks, chocolate, tangerines, apples, drinking boxes, juice, canned pop, a pre-packaged $10 or $20 bag of food from Foodland, gift cards and toys; and volunteers will also be accepting donation to the Clearview Ukrainian Relief Fund at the Station on the Green window.

During the evening, the Clearview Chamber of Commerce will draw prizes for the “I Support Local Draw” Up to five receipts from Clearview Township businesses issued between Nov. 10 and Dec. 2 can be entered in the draw for a chance to win one of six $25 gift cards to local shops.

On Saturday morning, Dec. 3, Breakfast with Santa is happening at the Creemore Legion from 8 a.m. to noon and there is a Christmas Farmers’ Market at Station on the Green on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.

The Santa Claus Parade will be in the afternoon.

The parade is marshalling at the Legion and the arena and will travel east on Johnston Street, south on Mill Street to Edward, and east to Mary Street in order to pass by the nursing home before disbanding. Santa will be making his way to the Creemore Log Cabin after the parade to visit with children. The parade is expected to hit Mill Street at 1:30 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to enter. The cost is $20 for businesses. Community groups and non-profit groups can register free of charge.

To register for the parade, visit experiencecreemore.com.

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