Christmas Stroll set for Friday

Johnathan Hettinger —
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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Enterprise photo by Nate Howard

From left, Rose Jones, 9, Ellie Ames, 10, and Grace Jones, 9, ride the tractor drawn sleigh during the Christmas Stroll last year.

Downtown Livingston will be transformed into a winter wonderland on Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the Christmas Stroll, as three blocks of Main Street and two blocks of Callender will be closed and filled with vendors, Christmas trees and warming stations.

Santa will arrive in his sleigh, pulled by a tractor, on Main Street at 5:30 p.m. He will then head to Livingston Home Outfitters, where he will be available for pictures. Santa will also have more than 625 bags of presents for children, with the leftover bags going to seniors in the community, thanks to the Chamber of Commerce’s generous sponsors.

Not to be outdone, Frosty the Snowman will be at Sarah Skofield’s office at the corner of B and Callender for pictures — as long as he doesn’t melt.

The Murray Hotel will have carolers and hot chocolate for kids as well.

There will be fun for adults, too, as the Livingston City Commission suspended open container laws for the event. Stores will also stay open late, and Lincoln School will have its annual holiday sale from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“It’s a great way to kick off the season,” said Livingston Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Leslie Feigel.

Between fire trucks, fire pits, storefront displays and the city’s new street lights, there should be plenty of illumination at the events.

“And hot cider and hot chocolate in abundance,” Feigel said.

Feigel said that the chamber is looking for more volunteers to help man the fire pits and help in other ways.