Lewisport will host “Christmas In The Park” Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. The community Christmas tree lighting will be at 6 p.m.
Activities throughout the evening are mostly free, including train rides, inflatables for the kids, amusement rides, a live Nativity, a meet and greet with various fictional characters, free cookies and hot chocolate, a scavenger hunt for the family, and Farm Museum tours.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance at 6:30 p.m., so be sure to bring your letter for Santa to leave in his mailbox.
Also featured will be a Christmas market with several craft vendors, and local food booths with soups, chili, hot dogs, cornbread, pizza, tacos, and desserts.
Attendees are encouraged to bring edible ornaments for wildlife for the community Christmas tree. The tree is a 12-foot Norway Spruce which was recently planted for use in years to come.
Christmas Parades Saturday
Both the Hawesville and Lewisport Christmas parades will be Dec. 4. The Hawesville parade will be at 1 p.m., and the Lewisport parade will be at 4 p.m.
Lineup for the Hawesville parade will begin at noon at Harrison Street, beginning at the four-way stop. Categories for floats include school, industrial, and commercial.
Grand Marshal will be Terry Griffin.
The route will turn right from Harrison Street onto Main Street to Main Cross, where it will turn left. The parade will end at the Hawesville Post Office. For additional information, contact Hawesville City Hall at 270-927-8707.
Lineup for the Lewisport parade – themed “A Fairytale Christmas” – will begin at 3 p.m., at Pell Street and Community Center Drive, near the Lions Club Community Center.
Grand Marshal will be CharlesAnn Robertson.
It will proceed west along Pell Street to Beech Street, where it will turn right and proceed to Market Street. The parade will turn right and follow Market Street to the intersection with Fourth Street.
Categories for floats include school, industrial and commercial, with categories for antique cars and others. For additional information, call Lewisport City Hall at 270-295-3324.