Several downtown Christmas events set

Christmas is coming to Jefferson City's downtown area, and there are many events taking place between Nov. 29 and Dec. 15.

On Nov. 29, the lighting of the mayor’s Christmas tree will take place at Rotary Park. The program will begin at 5:45 p.m., with the tree lighting set for 6:30 p.m.

On Nov. 30, Living Windows will be from 6-9 p.m. Among the activities scheduled: the Governor’s Mansion is open for Candlelight Tours; there will be free hayrides or trolley rides from state parking lots; Santa Claus will be at Hawthorn Bank; Century Link is sponsoring a link to the North Pole so children can talk to elves and place Christmas orders; and the Boy Scouts are having a spaghetti dinner at First Baptist Church before Living Windows.

The fun continues on Dec. 1 with the Jaycees Christmas parade at 4:30 p.m. The theme is “A Rock and Roll Christmas.”

On Dec. 2, Jennifer’s Studio, 202 E. High St., is sponsoring Santa Paws. The public can have pets photos taken with Santa Claus.

On Dec. 8, Santa will be in front of Samuel’s, 236 E. High St., from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and on Dec. 15, he will be between Downtown Book and Carrie’s Hallmark from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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