Winter

November 25 – Christmas Park and Deck the Halls Celebration
Mineral Spring Park and Williamston Municipal Center

Opening night ceremonies and lighting of the Christmas Park will be held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m., at the Amphitheater Stage in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park.
There will be special holiday music and Santa Claus will be arriving on the town’s antique 1936 Fire Engine and visiting with children in the Scout Hut.  Cookies and hot chocolate will be given out on weekends during December and during the week before Christmas.
Santa will be in the Scout Hut  from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 25-26, Nov. 30, Dec. 1-3, Dec. 7-10 and Dec. 14-23.

The lighting of the park will include the opening of Deck the Halls in Williamston’s Municipal Center.
The annual event has become a holiday tradition for the town and features beautifully decorated Christmas trees in the main hallways of the Municipal Center. It will be open to the public for viewing following the lighting of the park and during regular business hours through the holidays.
Hours for viewing trees will be 9 a.m. to 9  p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the holiday season.

December 9 – 3 pm – Williamston Christmas Parade
Main Street Williamston

The Williamston Christmas Parade will be held  Saturday, December 9 at 3 p.m. The theme will be “Keep Christ in Christmas”.  The parade will begin at the traffic light at Hamilton St. and Greenville Dr. and will end at Calvary Baptist Church. There is no fee to enter the annual parade, but all entrants are encouraged to bring plenty of candy.  Sherrie Cole is the parade organizer. Registration will be held in advance by submitting an entry form to the Town of Williamston at PO Box 70, by FAX to 864-847-5910 or email to sherricole@charter.net.
Registration will also be held day of parade at the line up which will be held at Fort Hill Gas offices at 701 N. Hamilton St. at 2:15 p.m. and ending at 2:50 p.m.
Registration forms are available at the Williamston Municipal Center or participants can call Town Hall at 847-7473 or Cole at 864-847-5501 or 864-353-2893 for information or registration.

December 14 – 5 pm – Williamston Cemetery Candle Light Ceremony
Historic Williamston Cemetery – Gossett St. Williamston, SC

The Williamston Cemetery Committee will observe its annual Memorial Candlelight Service at the Williamston Cemetery on Thursday, December 14 at 5 pm.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate in the service.
Participants are asked to bring a flashlight and or lighter.
Members of the Palmetto High AFJROTC will help with the lighting of the candles.
In the event of inclement weather, an alternate date will be announced. Contact Johnnie Bell, Phillip Clardy