The Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce and the Spirit of Athens invite the public to the 26th Annual Christmas Open House. Events will be held all day on Saturday, November 17, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 18. It will be a weekend of unique shopping, yuletide fellowship, and holiday fun.
At each business, shoppers will have an opportunity to register for door prizes and a grand prize donated by Hobbs Jewelers. The winner of the grand prize will be announced on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at the Athens State University’s Center for Lifelong Learning located at 121 S. Marion Street. Activities planned for the weekend include visits from Santa, entertainment, carriage rides and refreshments.
This is the perfect time to start Christmas shopping. There will be sales in all the stores and a large variety of items to select from. Be sure and get the children’s picture taken with Santa Claus and Mother Christmas. Santa will be located in the Athens State University Center for Lifelong Learning on Saturday from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM and on Sunday from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Cost per picture is $5.
For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce, www.tourathens.com, at 256-232-2600 or the Spirit of Athens, www.spiritofathens.com, at 256-278-6436.
By Jeanette Dunnavant, President, Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association, Inc.