Okawville and Nashville will be the sites of several holiday events Friday evening and in the daytime Saturday, December 3 and 4.
Activities at the Okawville Community Club Park Friday start with food trucks operating from 4 to 7 p.m. Tood Trucks are Takozz, Spud Shack, and Burger Shack, and several vendors selling baked items.
The Okawville Lions Club will show family-friendly Christmas movies starting at 4:10 p.m. The schedule is “Frosty The Sowman” 4:10 to 5 p.m., Live Quartet of the Venedy Band 5 to 5:30; Peanuts Christmas Movie 5:30 to 6.
The Live Nativity Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Although the Live Nativity was a tradition in years past, it was last held 18 years ago.
The half-hour Live Nativity is scheduled so that people can also attend the Lighted Christmas Parade in Nashville at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair to Nativity.
Voting for the Porch Decorating/Lighting Contest will be held online from Wednesday, December 1 to Sunday, December 5. Prizes will be awarded. Vote on the Chamber facebook page.
A wreath decorating contest will be held at the Park. Wreaths should be taken to the fence on the west side of the park by 6 p.m. Friday.
The West Washington County Progress Initiative is sponsoring the Live Nativity and food Trucks. The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Porch/Lighting Contest.
A Breakfast With Santa will be held at Saturday at 9 a.m. at The Original Springs Hotel. Meals for children are free, compliments of The Okawville Lions club. The cost for 10 years and older is $15. Reservations are required. Contact Stacy at the Old Exchange Bank, 243-5234.
A craft show will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Okawville Community Club Hall.
A vendor and craft show, flea market, and party supply sales will be held at Immanuel Lutheran School from 9 to 5 p.m.
Food is available at both sites.
Businesses participating are Greens Decorating and Annettes Flowers and Gifts.
The Heritage House Association Schlosser property will be open for tours from 10 to 4.
The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Breakfast With Santa, with support from the Lions Club, and Craft and Vendor Show.
The Nashville Hometown Christmas is sponsoring several events Friday evening and Saturday.
A lighted holiday parade will be held downtown at 7 p.m. Friday
A reading of “The Night Before Christmas” and Caroling with Nashville High Band Director Steve Browne will be held at 8 p.m. Jim Schomaker, the Nashville Volunteer Of The Year, will light the town Christmas tree in front of City Hall.
A Polar Dash 5K and fun run will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. Registration is at 8 a.m. behind the Courthouse.
A Holiday market, Foodfest, and entertainment will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A Candy Cane Lane Kid’s Zone and Santa, with free crafts, goodies, treats will be held from 3 to 6 p.m.
The “Polar Express” drive-in movie will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Nashville Community Center.
Evergreens bushes in downtown Nashville have been decorated by businesses and individuals. Some are pictured on page 1B.