Christmas carols are playing and the start of the holiday season that is December is off and running! There are many great events taking place throughout the days leading up to Christmas, and one of them is annual Christmas Stroll, taking place on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Things get underway at noon when the Shelby Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Shelby Appreciation Chili Feed. The chili will be hot and ready for the taking at noon and be offered at the Coyote Club and Events Center until 5 p.m. A variety of chili is available and this is free to the public so be sure and stop by!
Larson’s Clothing encourages Stroll participants to stop in and check out their outstanding gift selection and the sales available. They will also once again be hosting the Methodist Li’l Bells musical ensemble at 2 p.m. It doesn’t get much cuter than these little bell jinglers who are sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit!
Northtown Drug is another stop you won’t want to miss! Hot chocolate will be available during the Stroll along with 20 percent off sales on all holiday items. Musical guest Laura Welker will be providing beautiful music for shoppers from 5 until 5:30, so stop on in and warm up while enjoying Welker and her harp before the start of the Light the Night Parade taking place at 6 p.m. on Main Street.
The annual Christmas Stroll also features hayrides up and down Main Street and music groups performing throughout.
The SHS Jazz Band will be performing at Shelby Floral and Gift at 2:45 p.m., Wheelhouse will get toes tapping at Spa 30 at 3:15 p.m., the Middle School Choir will be at Shelby Paint and Hardware at 3:30 and the Nelson Family at the Prairie Peddler at 4:45 p.m.
The Stroll concludes at 6 p.m., but don’t head home just yet! A fantastic show of creativity and lights gets underway at 6 p.m. with the Marias River Electric Light the Night Parade. Lit up displays of holiday cheer will make their way down Main Street while vying for top honors.
Come and join in the holiday fun and get your Christmas shopping done, or at least started, during the Christmas Stroll on Sunday, Dec. 8.