Christmas in Bermuda Run this Sunday

Published 3:03 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2023

By Christy Schafer

Chair, Bermuda Run

Community Vision

BERMUDA RUN – There is a crisp chill in the air and the smell of wood-burning fires is a reminder that Christmas is right around the corner.

That means it is time for the 3rd Annual Christmas in the Town of Bermuda Run on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 2-5 p.m. rain or shine at the Town Hall Gazebo in the Kinderton Business Park located on Kinderton Boulevard.

What started as a simple hometown event has become a treasured tradition in the community. The fun-filled family-friendly afternoon will begin at 2 p.m. with the arrival of the town’s own Santa and Mrs. Claus riding in a horse-drawn carriage, escorted by the Smith Grove Fire Department, the Davie High School Marching Band, and the Davie High School Dancing Boots.

Children may visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their cottage, a perfect spot for family holiday photos.

Activities for children run throughout the day and include “Reindeer Games” on Snowball Field. At “Letters to Santa,” children may write a letter to Santa and mail it to the North Pole. In turn, each child will receive a response in the mail from Santa’s elves.

The “Elves Craft Shop” is an ornament-making center where parents and children can create edible bird-friendly ornaments. The edible decorations will hang on the town tree.

This year, children will also make an ornament that is theirs to keep.

Stop at the “Stables” for a memorable holiday carriage ride pulled by horses decked out in melodic sleigh bells and carriage drivers from the Dickens era.

At the “Bermuda Run Express Train Depot,” hear the conductor call  “all aboard” as the Express is ready to chug around the Town Square. The train is suitable for children and adults.

Children may enjoy a new face-painting station.

Along with all these activities, there will be performances by the Davie High School Marching Band, the Dancing Boots, The Lismore Academy of Irish Dance, a performance by the Clemmons Presbyterian Handbell Choir, and the chorus from Shady Grove Elementary School.

Free treats are provided by Steelman’s Ace Hardware, which makes ds’mores, and homemade cookies baked by the chefs at Bermuda Run Country Club. The Mocksville Woman’s Club provides hot chocolate, Maddie Cakes has a cupcake decorating area, and Stroll Bermuda Run provides hot cider.

The best part is that all of this is free to the public.

Do you like tacky colorful Christmas sweaters? Do you wear them proudly during the holiday season? Volunteers will judge a Tacky Sweater Contest for the adults. So, dress up in your tackiest of tacky. The Musical Jukebox provides holiday music.

New is Candy Cane Alley. Vendors providing donuts, hot sandwiches, funnel cakes, and coffee will be available along with merchandise vendors. Bermuda Run will be introducing its first commemorative items available for purchase: holiday-scented candles, (The “Town Square”, a winter Christmas fir fragrance, and “At Home in Bermuda Run”, a warm spice fragrance reminiscent of just baked gingerbread) and commemorative dated Town of Bermuda Run Christmas ornaments packaged for gift-giving.

The event will culminate with lighting of the Town’s Christmas tree and a good old-fashioned Christmas carol sing-along.

For more information, to donate or volunteer, email christyschafer24@gmail.com or reidsg@yahoo.com.