Come and enjoy a diverse holiday experience at Jackson Square and explore unique gifts created by regional crafters and artisans, fun activities for kids, food, visits with Santa, and much more. It all takes place on Saturday, December 3, beginning with a Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sponsored by the Jackson Square Association and United Way of Anderson County, the Holiday Market will fill Jackson Square with tables of handmade crafts, artisans’ wares, and vintage goodies to help one find those specials gifts for those on one’s holiday gift giving list. Several Jackson Square businesses will also be open to offer their unique items for sale.
Oak Ridge’s youth will be in action throughout the day, providing music by performing in various choral groups, the Oak Ridge High School Brass Quintet, and other music offerings.
From 3 to 6 p.m., Santa will be in the Square to visit with boys and girls and to hear what’s on their holiday wish lists. A photographer will be available for those wishing to purchase photos.
Closing out the event will be the official lighting of the Christmas tree. On hand to do that honor will be Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch.
For more information on the Holiday Market, contact the United Way at (865) 483-8431. To learn more about Santa’s visit and the tree lighting, go to the Jackson Square Facebook page or email Manderley at [email protected].
This press release was submitted by Maureen Hoyt.