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Holiday events set

By Michael Butler

Christmas decorations are already going up - in some spots. The holiday movies are on television again. The season is drawing near.

You can go ahead and mark your calendars for numerous events that will return in 2022. Several local businesses are having open houses this month including those in the downtown district although street work continues.

"It's open for business," Tallassee Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jerry Cunningham said. "The lights will hopefully attract some attention. We encourage the people to support the businesses."

Cunnnigham spoke of the big December happenings that the Chamber of Commerce helps coordinate.

"We're preparing. The first weekend in December, we have the holiday market and parade. We'll have the Christmas tree lighting and children's activities. We'll do "Sounds of Season" at Restoration 49."

Sounds of the Season is on Friday, Dec. 2 - the same night of the tree lighting and the first day of the two-day holiday market. The parade will be Saturday morning, Dec. 3 starting at 10. Entry fee to be a parade participant is $10 and free to Chamber members.

Cunningham also serves as director of the McCraney-Cottle Arts Council which will present, "A Christmas Carol" on Friday, Dec. 9 at Restoration 49.

"We'll have coffee, hot chocolate and desserts. The program starts at 7 and lasts about an hour."

After the show, there will be a horse and carriage ride in downtown with carolers.

For more information on any of the events, contact Cunningham at 334-283-5151.