Holiday Festivities Take Place Around Weston

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Sleigh Rides. Tree Lightings. Carolers and Santa…

   For the first time ever, the City of Weston sponsored the Miracle on Main Street December 8 attracting nearly more than a thousand visitors to the downtown area of Weston. 

    The event happened throughout the afternoon and evening December 8.

     Many LCHS students participated in the event from singing carols
to selling crafts to working at local businesses.

     “It was awesome.  It was a big success, and it was just what it was called…a miracle,” Megan Moran, senior, said.  Moran served on the community planning committee which was comprised of 13 members.

  Moran said she worked in Santa’s Workshop which was set-up in the Bailey House Restaurant.

   Spectators could see Santa and get photos taken in front of a holiday scene.

    Civic groups, businesses and volunteers joined forces for the evening event.

  The event was the brainchild of Ms. Terri Cole and her team of community volunteers.

   Many stores around Weston set up booths along Main Street. The event kicked off early with the deadline for the Christmas tree decoration contest for local businesses. Four-foot trees were to be dropped off Friday at the Bailey House for judging. 

    Some of the highlights of the day’s events included the lighting of the Christmas tree, caroling, live Nativity, auctions, skits and pie contest.  

     In addition to these events, stands for hot chocolate, s’mores and games were scattered along the city streets and parking lots. 

     The longest lines were for Horse Drawn Carriage rides and Santa’s Workshop. 

   Spectators said they waited in line for more than an hour for the carriage ride.  One resident said she did this so “her children could witness the magic on Main Street that night.”

     Many community clubs participated in the Miracle on Main Street.  Many spectators said their favorite performance was the combined effort of different organizations to do the “Twelve Days of Christmas.” 

   This featured seven swans swimming, five golden rings, twelve drummers drumming, and of course, George Whelan as the partridge in the pear tree.

   Coordinators are already making plans for next year.