2011-12-01 / Editorial

Christmas comes to Jamestown on Saturday

The Christmas season officially arrives in Jamestown this Saturday, Dec. 3, with a whirlwind of events and activities. It appears that the whole town is involved in the festivities.

The day kicks off with the holiday fairs hosted by the island’s three churches. These annual Christmas fairs are an island favorite and attract a crowd.

Meanwhile, the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will present its annual island stroll. Many island businesses and merchants plan to host special holiday open houses to get everyone in the season spirit.

Both of the island art groups are also getting into the festivities with special events on Saturday.

Santa Claus makes his traditional appearance at East Ferry at 1 p.m. on Saturday. From there he will stroll up to the Conanicut Marine Ship’s Store where he will greet youngsters of all ages.

Starting at 1:15 p.m. there will also be special horse-drawn hayrides available from the front of the Ship’s Store.

For many the highlight of the day comes at 5:30 p.m. when the annual Village Christmas Tree Lighting takes place at East Ferry. Join your neighbors and friends to welcome the holiday season with a bonfire and caroling.

Christmas in Jamestown is an island tradition you won’t want to miss. It’s a time to relax and have fun.

Remember to shop locally!

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