NEWBERRY — Downtown Newberry will be the setting for a Christmas celebration on Friday.
A Vintage Christmas will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the downtown area.
A host of local entertainment including 3 Men and The Word, Voices Inspiring Praise, the Bucket Brigade, Newberry College’s Music Fraternity, the Aveleigh Handbell Choir, Central U.M.C., First Baptist Church’s Childrens Choir and Codi Lester will all be performing.
Starting at 6 p.m. children will be able to decorate cookies at Memorial Park.
At 6:30 p.m. Santa will make his way along Main Street on a tractor and talk with children at Memorial Park starting at 6:45 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera and take photos of their children with Santa.
The event will have the entertainments moving between Books on Main, Astwood Park, Community Hall and Memorial Park.
The final touch to the festival will be the showing of the Christmas movie Polar Express at the Ritz Theater at 7:30 p.m. The movie and other events are free.
Many of the shops and eateries in downtown will be open extended hours to serve the holiday crowd that will come to the Vintage Christmas event.
Main Street will be closed between Lindsay and Nance for the event.
The event is sponsored by the City of Newberry and the movie is sponsored by the Community Players.