The Alexander County Parade Committee is sponsoring a Kick-Off to Christmas in cooperation with the Alexander County Government and the Town of Taylorsville. This kick-off will be held on Thursday evening, Dec. 1, at Alexander County Courthouse Park and Rotary Performance Stage, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and running to 9:00 p.m., said Dwaine Coley, Parade Coordinator.
The planners hope that this family event will provide attendees an opportunity to “get into Holiday Spirit” as the county awaits the arrival of Santa two days later on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. with the Christmas Parade. The event will feature a variety of local music groups to create that special holiday atmosphere that we all enjoy.
Featured on Thursday, Dec. 1, will be East Middle School Chorus, Antioch Baptist Church Handbells, Studio 3’s Community Chorale, and a Brass Group from the Alexander Central High School Band. These groups will entertain the audience with many holiday favorites and close with a audience sing-a-long of carols.
To add to the festivities, the Committee announced a number of food trucks will be joining in the fun and merriment. Thus far, Caribbean Sandwich & Pinchos, Duck Donuts’ Duck Truck, Burger Basket, and Jarod’s Funnel Cakes and more will all be joining the event.
There will be carriage rides, each of the three nights sponsored by Sharon Roseman, of Big Six Properties/United Country Realty. Numerous businesses will be open from 6-9 p.m. on the evenings of Dec. 1, 8, and 15.
Hospice of Alexander County will be selling hot chocolate.
Musical group The Alligators will appear Dec. 8 and the Harris Brothers on Dec. 15, sponsored by Tabitha Goforth of Tabitha & Co., First Community Bank, and Chris Brauns of Edward Jones.
Santa Claus will be on hand all three Thursday nights for children to visit him.