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Cheraw hosting Christmas events this Thursday, Dec. 1

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By The Staff

Photos with Santa, strolling carolers in Dickens attire, games, train rides and merchants with extended hours will all be a part of the Christmas Celebration from 4 to 8 p.m. at Centennial Park in Cheraw on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Sponsored by the Town of Cheraw, the Cheraw Merchants Association and the Cheraw Arts Commission, the family-friendly evening will be an entertaining event for children and adults. 

Activities will begin with the Marlboro County School of Discovery Band performing from 4 to 4:30 p.m.

The Kids’ Train Ride will operate from 4 to 7 p.m.  Train rides will be $1 per child.

Strolling Dickens vocalists, “Carolers of Christmas Past”, from Winston-Salem will entertain shoppers along Market and Second Streets with a variety of Christmas carols from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  

Photos with Santa will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for $3 per photo. 

Also, the evening will be the official kickoff for “Oh! Christmas Tree” Festival of Trees, with decorated trees lining Market and Second Streets.

For holiday shoppers, merchants will remain open until 8 p.m. Thursday, offering guests light refreshments.  

At Centennial Park, Jingle Bell Jangle, a children’s Christmas craft, will be offered and several children’s games will be provided including the Who-ville Wreath Toss, Cindy Lou’s Who Walk and Welcome Christmas Face Painting.  

An invitation has also been extended to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman to join the evening’s festivities.

 For more information about the Christmas Celebration and other December events, check out the town’s Facebook page at Cheraw, South Carolina.