Blythewood will officially launch the holiday season on Sunday, Nov. 28 when it flips the switch on its town Christmas tree. The traditional annual tree lighting will begin at 5 p.m. in front of Town Hall and will include live music and refreshments. Organizers also promise a visit from a certain man in a red suit to greet children on hand.

Blythewood’s Town Hall is located just inside Doko Park at 171 Langford Road.

Also on Nov. 28, First Fruits Market Garden will sell fresh-cut Christmas trees and poinsettias at its Christmas Festival from 5 to 7 p.m. Holiday shoppers can preorder items on First Fruits’ website at www.firstfruitssc.com and pick them up at the festival. The festival also will include food, drinks and live music. First Fruits is a ministry of Blythewood Presbyterian Church, located at 441 Rimer Pond Road.

Two weeks later, on Sunday, Dec. 12, Blythewood’s popular Christmas parade will return to downtown streets following a pandemic-induced year off in 2020. The parade will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. with the theme “Back to Our Roots.” This year marks the 25th anniversary of the town’s parade, which was first held in 1996.

Those interested in participating can contact the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce at 803-403-6769 or info@blythewooodchamber.com for an entry form or sponsor form.

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