The Downtown Batavia Business Improvement District is hosting its annual Christmas in the City Event with Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 2 to 6 p.m., with a parade down Main Street at 6 p.m.
The BID is seeking any business, organization, or group to walk, ride or enter a float for the parade which runs from Jefferson Ave to Summit Street.
Downtown Businesses are encouraged to host an activity or offer store specials during the event. Vendors are welcome.
This year’s event includes Santa’s Village, pictures with Santa, hot cocoa & cookies, crafts, cookie decorating, kid’s zone, Santa’s workshop, shopping specials, Dickens Carolers, Scrooge, adult tastings and more.
BID Mall Events will be from 1 to 5 p.m.
“Our Hometown Christmas” craft fair sponsored by Main St. 56 Theater will be held in the mall 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
We have something for everyone, this is an event you won’t want to miss.
The Batavia Business Improvement District is also hosting its annual Wreath Contest for Downtown Batavia.
As a creative way to add some holiday spirit to downtown, the BID invites any business, group, organization, or family to enter the contest.
For $20 each participant is provided with a 16” Plain Wreath to decorate.
Participants will pick up their wreaths on Saturday, Nov. 19 and have a week to decorate before dropping them back off to the BID for committee volunteers to place throughout Downtown.
Voting for the most creative will take place from Dec. 3 thru Dec. 24. The first-place winner receives a $100 cash prize, second place $75 and third place $50.
To participate in Christmas in the City or the Wreath Contest contact Shannon Maute at [email protected]
Photo: File photo by Howard Owens.