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Main Street Merchants reviving Christmas Light-up on Nov. 19

After taking a year off due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Barrhead Main Street Merchants Association is bringing back the Christmas Light-up event for Friday, Nov. 19. As noted on the association’s Facebook page, the event will begin at 6 p.m.
Barrhead Christmas Light-up (VM)
A set of festive decorations adorns the front window of a downtown business during the 2019 Christmas Light-up in 2019. After being scaled down in 2020, the Barrhead Main Street Merchants Association is bringing back the light-up event this Friday, Nov. 19.

After taking a year off due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Barrhead Main Street Merchants Association is bringing back the Christmas Light-up event for Friday, Nov. 19. 

As noted on the association’s Facebook page, the event will begin at 6 p.m. with a festive sing-along and ringing of bells at the Main Street gazebo. 

Many of the businesses along Main Street will be lighting up their windows with celebratory window displays, and the public will have the chance to vote on their favourite display. 

There will be prizes for first, second and third place, while those who cast their votes will be entered into a draw for a gift basket from the Main Street Merchants Association as a thank-you. 

Footworks Dance Academy will also be hosting a free “Letters to Santa” workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 

During this event, the Footworks dancers (dressed as “Santa’s Helpers” from the North Pole) will help children to write and then mail their letters to Santa via the Barrhead Post Office.  

As well, the dancers will provide the kids a sneak peek of their upcoming musical “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Their parents will then be able to pick up the kids at 8 p.m. 

Unfortunately, according to the Footworks Dance Academy website, pre-registrations opened on Nov. 8 and spaces filled up quickly, so there is no more room in the workshop.

Kevin Berger, TownandCountryToday.com