Main St. Lights coming soon

Staff Report

NEWBERRY — Christmas is coming to Downtown Newberry, celebrate the start of the season with lights. Now in its 10th year the annual Main Street Lights event is scheduled for November 17 from 5-8 p.m.

Between 5-6 p.m. visitors will see the Southern Victorian Society in full period costume caroling at the tree. Local organizations will be giving away a variety of goods such as free homemade cookies, goodie bags, candy canes and more.

The Official Tree Lighting Ceremony of Main St. Lights begins at 6:15 p.m., accompanied by the Prosperity-Rikard Elementary and Newberry Elementary School choirs. This year Mayor Foster Senn will light up the tree with a special guest from WIS news, Dominic Brown.

After the lighting peruse downtown and listen to strolling carolers, the Newberry College Madrigal Choir, perform familiar Christmas tunes. Play in the fluttering faux snow at the snow machines in Memorial Park. See the Lights and decorations along Main Street, in Astwood park, at the Tree and in Memorial Park. Take a family photo at the Community Christmas Tree. Shop our local stores and Dine out while downtown. At 7:30 p.m. take in a free movie at the Ritz, “The Polar Express.”

Be sure to check out for details on other Newberry Christmas events such as Santa’s Tour of Newberry and North Pole Nights on Fridays in December.

For more information call 803-321-1015 or visit

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Staff Report