Rink: Bigger and better! Our 40’X50’ rink this year will be almost
twice as big as last year’s--and holds 50-60 people at a time! That
means more skaters and less wait time! $5 for 20 minutes; new sessions
begin on the half-hour and on the hour. Hours will be Thursday: 4:00
p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday: Noon -
9:00 p.m. School groups are scheduled Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. as well.
Christmas Movies: Hazard/Perry County
Tourism and Classic Theater will be showing free Christmas movies! Bring
a chair, bring a blanket, bring the kids and get in the holiday
spirit! We’ll post the schedule and titles closer to the dates of the event.
NEW! Snow Globe: Use your own camera or cell phone to take advantage
of a great photo opportunity for up to 6 guests--just enter, pose and
take home a great photo souvenir from our 15-foot high snow globe. Cost
is $5 per 5 minute photo session.
Giving Trees: Children 12
and under (and they must be PRESENT) may take one item from each giving
tree. Those who want to participate will line up this year at the
Triangle beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday; at 5:00 p.m., they will be
escorted up and down Main Street to visit each tree. If the group is
extremely large, we will split them into two groups and start on
opposite sides of the street.
Chicks Christmas Village: It’s a
tradition! The Chicks provide free gifts for children age 12 and under
that visit their village. The village is located at the shelter next
to the amphitheater on Saturday afternoon and opens at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 9, 4:00 p.m.,
Main Street Hazard, led by Santa himself. Be there! If your
organization would like to participate in the parade, please contact
Betsy Clemons at 439-2659.
Carriage Rides: Back by popular
demand...and they book up EARLY! Contact Kristie Bryant at 436-6360 to
book your carriage ride NOW!
Food and Craft Vendors:
This year we are adding a tent for food and craft vendors. Since this
is a fundraiser, vendors for this event CAN BE “for-profit” businesses
and independent enterpreneurs. Vendors must pay a $25 fee per table.
You may contact Robin Brashear at email@example.com
or Anita Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for applications until the
end of November. Please share this information with any vendors you
think might be interested!
Photos with Santa: Immediately
following the parade, Santa, Mrs. Claus and possibly even Santa’s elf
will be available at City Hall to pose for pictures.
Storywalk: Storyboards of “The Polar Express” will be displayed in windows of local downtown businesses.
NEW! Parade of (Car) Lights: Here’s a unique way to get in the
spirit--decorate your car, truck, motorcyle, whatever your mode of
motorized transportation--and drive it through our Parade of (Car)
Lights on Thursday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m. Lineup for the
parade will be at City Hall at 6:00 p.m. After the parade, the vehicles
will be parked near the Triangle to allow people to vote for their
favorite. The vehicle with the most votes will receive “The People’s
Choice” Award!” Winner to be announced at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Thursday evening at the Triangle.
NEW! Gingerbread House
Displays: This is something you can do as a family prior to the
“Christmas in a Small Town” weekend. Create your own gingerbread house
and bring it to the tables in the Triangle on Saturday no later than
2:00 p.m. on Saturday to display. Again, people will be asked to vote
for their favorite and the gingerbread house with the most votes will
receive “The People’s Choice” Award! Winner to be announced at
approximately 8:30 p.m. Anyone who wants to keep their gingerbread house
must pick it up no later than 9:00 p.m. Saturday evening.
Song Request Booth: Do you remember paying your dime to the Jaycees
to hear your favorite Christmas song played over the loud speakers on
Main Street? In hopes of rekindling a little bit of the spirit
Christmases past, we’ll be hosting a “Song Request Booth.” But we have
upped the price per song to one dollar--inflation, you know!