On Friday, December 4th folks in the area are invited to attend the Williamson Christmas Kick-Off, complete with letters to Santa, live music, and scavenger hunts. The kick-off will be hosted by the Tug Valley Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Williamson. Those in attendance will be expected to follow all COVID-19 guidelines, including masks and social distancing.
Kicking off the Holiday Season
From 6:00pm to 6:30 pm, Olivia Cox and Paul Wolford will be performing Christmas music near the Coal House. The candy cane scavenger hunt will also begin at 6pm, and will be open to kids and adults alike. Organizers ask that those participating check in prior to beginning the hunt.
The Williamson Rotary Club will have a Letters to Santa station set up next to the coal house so kids can get their letters sent to “the big man”, as TV CVB Executive Director Wes Wilson calls him.
A Magical Moment Downtown
At 6:30 pm, Mayor Charlie Hatfield will start what Wes calls the “highlight” of the night, by “flipping the switch” to turn on the city’s Christmas tree and decorations for the first time this holiday season. “That part is the highlight for sure,” Wes says. “It’s such a magical moment when all the lights kick on to ring in the Christmas season downtown.” They encourage folks to take a walk around town to check out all of the unique decorations throughout town.
One final event of that weekend will be the Williamson/Matewan/Delbarton Christmas Scavenger Hunt. Details for the hunt are still being finalized, but Wes describes it as a “3 town challenge to locate some of the most unique Christmas items and decorations in each community.”
Activities of the night kick off at 6pm. To learn more about what the event has to offer, check out their Facebook event page!