Taste of the Holidays downtown
Submitted by Billie Owens on November 25, 2012 - 3:40pm
Join in the holiday spirit at the second annual “Taste of the Holidays” on Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Holiday Tent in Jackson Street parking lot in festive Downtown Batavia.
New this year will be The Scavenger Hunt: The Twelve Days of Christmas. This should encourage more people to go into the stores, identify the day, and then look around for holiday gifts.
Another reason for coming downtown will be to see all the festive window displays.
Friday, Dec. 7 (5-9 p.m.):
Lighting of the community Christmas tree and singing of carols. (Tree next to Bank of America on Main Street.)
Holiday Tent: several area restaurants will provide samples of their menu specialties. Admission: $1/person.
Holiday Scavenger Hunt: Twelve Days of Christmas – in downtown stores with a grant prize of a $100 gift certificate.
Horse and carriage rides (6-9 p.m. -- Center Street parking lot across from Adam Miller Toy & Bicycles) Rides: $1 -- proceeds donated to: Don Carroll “Toys For Kids."
Then on Saturday, Dec. 8 (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.), the Holiday Tent will be filled with free children’s holiday activities (decorating ornaments, coloring, making Christmas cards and puppets, etc.)
Holiday Scavenger Hunt: Twelve Days of Christmas – downtown stores. Entertainment: Bart Dentino & Kevin Huber (12-3 p.m.) and the McMahon Irish School of Dance.
Horse & Wagon Rides (12-3 p.m. - Center Street) Rides $1 (for “Toys for Kids”)
The event is hosted by the Batavia Business Improvement District. For more information visit: www.downtownbataviany.com