The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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November 27, 2012

Downtown Christmas is this Friday

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 — Christmas is coming early to downtown Albemarle.

Albemarle Downtown Christmas will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 from 6-9 p.m.

Albemarle Mayor Whit Whitley will welcome everyone to open the night followed by a host of musical talents, art displays and the arrival of a jolly, bearded man, Santa Claus.

Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation Executive Director Kathy Almond believes this year’s celebration will have something that everyone can enjoy.

“We are trying to make it family friendly and something free to children. Something I would consider fellowship and fun for families to come together,” Almond said.

This year’s Albemarle Downtown Christmas, which is the 20th year for the downtown celebration, has no cost for admission, parking and participation.

“All of the vendors are non-profits. That gives them a chance to raise funds and support local charitable organizations.”

Children should find enough activities to keep themselves busy for the evening.

As in years past, the letter to Santa booth will be stationed by SNAP at the Stanly Community College Economic Development Division.

Children will have the chance to write a letter to Santa explaining what they hope to receive for Christmas.

A craft station will be set up for the children to make ornaments as they wait to meet Santa Claus inside the Stanly County Library.

Throughout the evening, several musical and dance groups will take the stages by “The Square,” located at the corner of Second and Main Street, and at First and Main Streets.

The majority of the downtown stores will be open as part of the downtown Holiday Bingo game. Shoppers are encouraged to look around the stores, and have their bingo cards stamped before being dropped off at the Falling Rivers Gallery.

Christmas artwork decorated by classes from Central Elementary School will be on display at both the Stanly Community College Small Business Center and at Albemarle Printers.

With music, crafts, food and decorations, the event is set up to be a fitting kick off to the Christmas season in Albemarle.

“Just a good time for the community in the streets of downtown (Albemarle),” Almond.

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