Greenwood-a-Glow Holiday Festivities
Writer / Tia Nielsen
Photos Provided by Old Town Greenwood Association
Greenwood-A-Glow is upon us! Greenwood’s uniquely festive annual kick-off to the winter holiday season is Saturday, November 21 from 3-7 p.m. Old Town Greenwood Association (OTGA) leaders have been busy planning this winter holiday season gathering. Join your neighbors at the two downtown locations for a memorable afternoon.
GREENWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY will host indoor and outdoor Winter Wonderland activities from 3-7 p.m. Enjoy a carriage ride, meet a live reindeer, make children’s crafts and have the kids’ picture taken with Santa. Carriage rides begin at 4 p.m. Silly Safaris’ Animals of the North Pole Show begins at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Most activities are free. However, photos with Santa, carriage rides and meeting a live reindeer at GPL’s Arctic Circle are $2 per person. Proceeds help fund OTGA events.
If you need a snack during all this merriment, Greenwood High School Band parents will be serving food, drinks and treats for a minimal charge. You’ll see the food trailer located outside the main entrance of the library.
CITY CENTER at 300 S. Madison will offer an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Greenwood Jazz Band will set the mood while you tour the beautifully renovated building or admire the OTGA Coloring Contest winners. You can also indulge in a small treat. Greenwood Kiwanis Club is providing hot chocolate and cookies. Yum!
The TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY is an annual community highlight. It begins at 5 p.m. in front of the City Center entrance. Hum along with local choirs, listen to OTGA president Brent Corey’s welcome and see who gets to light the Christmas tree. Maybe Santa?
Corey says OTGA members participate because they like to give back to the community. Members of this not-for-profit come from the library staff and local businesses. Follow them on Facebook to track all their community plans.