‘Tis the season with holiday events around Bainbridge

Published 4:17 pm Friday, November 25, 2016

The holiday spirit in Bainbridge is dialed up as decorations fill the city above the streets, in storefronts and on resident’s front lawns.

Plenty of events are scheduled throughout the holiday season to keep your spirits high.

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Next Thursday, Dec. 1, Downtown Bainbridge will host the Yuletide Jubilee, where shopping, eating, music, games and activities come together for the whole family.

Starting at 5:15 p.m., stores around downtown will be open for people to shop and enjoy activities in. Participating businesses are:

• A to Z – Sidewalk Chalk

• The Bean Café

• Sterling IT Solutions – Letters to Santa & Cookie Decorating

• Reeves Linens & Gifts – Paint an Ornament

• Isabee’s – Monogram an Ornament

• Affinity Salon – Ugly Sweater Contest

• Reca Wear – Name that Christmas Tune

• Polka Dots – Hula Hoops on the Square

• Firehouse Arts Center – Santa’s Elve’s Ornament Workshop

• Skincare by Jennifer – Meet Olaf and create your own all-natural bubble bath

At 5:30 p.m., the John Johnson Elementary School Chorus will perform in Willis Park, followed by a performance by the Jones-Wheat Elementary School Chorus at 6 p.m.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., Lucretia’s School of Dance will perform for the crowd.

As the grand finale, the town Christmas Tree will be lit and Santa Claus will pay a visit to Willis Park to hear what boys and girls want for Christmas this year.

Starting next Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Bainbridge Little Theatre will start the production of “Meet Me in St. Louis.” According to the BLT website, “Meet Me in St. Louis” is a rare treasure in the musical theatre and is based on the heartwarming movie.

“Join the Smith family at the 1904 World’s Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. Memorable musical numbers include The Boy Next Door, A Raving Beauty, The Trolley Song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Whenever I’m with You, and A Day in New York,” the website reads.

“Meet Me in St. Louis” will be shown Dec. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m.

The annual Bainbridge Christmas Parade will take place Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Holiday floats and cheerful costumes will fill the streets to get everyone in the mood for Christmas.

The Jingle Bell Jog 5K will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. at the Earle May Boat Basin. Runners will get to jog along the Boat Basin’s lighted nature trail.

Pre-register by Dec. 6 to guarantee yourself a complimentary T-shirt. It’s $20 to pre-register as an adult and $12 for a child. The cost is $30 to register the day of the race and $15 for children. Visit playbainbridge.com to register, or call (229) 248-2010 for more information.

On Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, the community is welcome to Caroling in Willis Park at 6 p.m.