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Santa Claus is coming to Louisa this weekend

Posted on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand at last year’s Louisa Christmas Parade and Festival.

The holidays are coming to Louisa this weekend, starting Friday night with the annual Louisa Christmas Tree Lighting on the lawn of the historic Louisa Courthouse.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. including a live performance by the Louisa Arts Center as they sing carols guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit. Guests can decorate their own ornament, sing carols, make S’mores courtesy of the Louisa Girl Scouts and then watch as the switch is flipped to illuminate the Christmas tree.

The community may endow a light on this year’s tree in someone’s memory or honor for a $10 donation. The names will be read at the tree lighting ceremony.

Ornament sponsors are also needed for a donation ranging from $50 to $500 to help fund the Louisa County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department’s new “Bridging the Gap” initiative that offers needs-based assistance for qualifying individuals to take part in parks and rec programs.

On Saturday, Dec. 1 the annual Louisa Christmas Festival and Parade kicks into gear. This year’s theme is Christmas Stories and Characters.

The free festival will be held at Courthouse Square from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and is a great place to do some Christmas shopping, enjoy a cup of cocoa and get into the Christmas spirit.

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Nov. 29, 2018 issue.

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