With the holiday season approaching it’s good to know that there will be an event in our downtown perfect for setting the Christmas spirit. The ODA, in cooperation with Holladay House B&B, the Art Center of Orange, the Chamber of Commerce, and a number of local businesses are organizing a day of music, craft making, shopping, and Santa.
On Saturday, December 2nd from 9:30a to 3p downtown Orange becomes an old-fashioned village filled with holiday music, seasonal vendors and Santa! The event will bring together live holiday music, downtown merchant Open Houses, a Makers Craft Village, food, children’s activities and local church bazaars. There will be plenty of parking readily available within easy walking from all the activities so don’t hesitate to plan on spending a wonderful Saturday in downtown Orange.
At 9:30a Mountain View Barbeque will be selling delicious breakfast sandwiches. At the Train Station, parents may enjoy seeing their little ones eyes light up when they talk with Santa. There will be a photographer available if you wish, but don’t forget to bring the camera. Jonathan Slater, a trained classical guitarist, will be in the Train Station providing beautiful holiday music. Throughout the day children will be able to exercise their imagination during Storytime. Orange librarian Michelle Pursel who specializes in her weekly children’s reading-time and Sully Carter, well known for his character talents having studied at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, will use their captivating reading skills to enthrall the little ones with Christmas stories. And the Arts Center in Orange will be hosting a make-and-take craft center for children to create and take a holiday memento home.
Meanwhile, the downtown merchant’s Open Houses will be providing treats and specials to start the holiday shopping season off right! And the Open-air “Makers Village” will be filled with vendors selling handmade crafts, greenery/decorations and local foods.
There will also be live holiday music throughout the event.
Also scheduled for the day will be the Enchanted Extravaganza at the Market at Grelen, the Montpelier Open House, local church bazaars and Orange School of Performing Arts Nutcracker performances.