As Thanksgiving celebrations end this week, Christmas festivities will start with several events across Pike County, including the Lighting of Concord on Friday, Dec. 3, the Christmas Craft Market on Saturdays from Nov. 27 to Dec. 18 and the annual Pike County Christmas Festival and Parade on Saturday, Dec. 11.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET
Local artisans will return to the courthouse square to sell their one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items on the lower floor of the 1829 Coffee Company starting Saturday, Nov. 27 and continuing Dec. 4 and Dec. 18 with vendors moving to the courthouse square for the festival and parade Dec. 11. Shoppers can enter the Market through the rear entrance on the back patio of the 1828 Coffee Company.
LIGHTING OF CONCORD
The city of Concord invites visitors to gather around crackling fireboxes in downtown, sing along with holiday entertainment and enjoy pony rides and festival foods along Market Street starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. Visits with Santa will start at noon with online registration required.
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AND PARADE
The annual Christmas Festival and Parade will start at noon Dec. 11 with kids activities, live entertainment, a vendor’s market and festival foods starting at noon with the parade set for 3 p.m.