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Christmas activities abound

By Jeanna Baxter White

BeauDigital

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Davie County has made the nice list with a range of holiday activities sure to delight kids from 1 to 92.

Horse & Buggy Rides

Friday, Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Christmas season with horse and buggy rides in downtown Mocksville. Rides will start and end on West Depot Street for $5 per person. Children under 5 ride for free.

A Promise of Christmas – Friday, Dec. 6, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Put on your best tacky Christmas sweater and get in the holiday spirit while supporting a great cause. Family  Promise of Davie County invites you to support the Promise of Christmas gala at The Farm at Oak Hill on Dec. 6 from 6-8:30 p.m., $60. The evening will consist of catered food, beer/wine bar, a DJ, a tacky Christmas sweater contest, a silent auction, and a decorated tree live auction.

This event helps raise the funds necessary to continue providing day and night shelter, transportation, intensive case management, and follow-up support for homeless families. Get a decorated Christmas tree and give back to the community.

Family Promise uses a community-based response through a partnership of faith-based congregations who use their facilities and organized volunteers to provide overnight shelter and food.

Contact Lisa Foster at 336-284-4200 or lfoster@familypromisedc.org with any questions related to tickets, sponsorships, or the event.

Hometown Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 7,  2 p.m.

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without the annual Hometown Christmas Parade, a tradition that will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m., rain or shine. The theme is “Home for the Holidays.”

The parade will feature everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, single vehicles to floats, candy for the kids, and of course, Santa Claus. The parade will depart from Rich Park and will travel down Mocksville’s North Main Street, turn left on Depot Street, and end at Railroad Street where dismantling will begin.

Several downtown merchants will host annual holiday open houses with refreshments and store specials.

Christmas at the Brock

Saturday, Dec. 7

Enjoy a free holiday concert of favorite Christmas melodies on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Brock Performing Arts Center. Sponsored by the Davie County Arts Council, the concert will feature Tommy Dunn, Mona Jo Griffin and Friends, Kevin Jasper, Tabernacle United Church of Christ, Tess and the Black & Blues, and some special guests from the North Pole.

The Brock is at 622 N. Main St. in Mocksville.Visit http://daviearts.org.