Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Tree Lighting 2012 in Kernersville, NC

In so many ways, Kernersville NC is the Heart of the Triad.  Nestled between Winston-Salem and Greensboro, Kernersville is a town that's easy to just drive through.  But trust us, it's worth it to take the exit off the highway into town.  With a thriving downtown and all the stores you'd expect to find in a larger city, Kernersville is a place that makes you feel at home.

This year's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting took place on Friday, December 1, 2012.

Hundreds of people congregated at Harmon Park for the Tree Lighting, which began with caroling by local performers East Forsyth Madrigals.  Krispy Kreme doughnuts and hot chocolate were supplied by Pierce Jefferson.  Children laughed and played on the playground of the park while waiting for Santa's big visit.  

In Kernersville, Santa arrives by fire truck.  This year, he was preceded by the Glenn High School Marching Band!  As everyone gathered around the dark Christmas tree, the pounding beat of percussion increased the excitement of the waiting crowd.
In November, Kernersville unexpectedly lost Fire Chief Walt Summerville.  In memory of Fire Chief Summerville, a fire helmet was placed on the tree.

After Santa lit the Christmas Tree, he and Mrs. Claus went around to each child and said hello.  Most children also had their photo taken with them. The Grinch was there, as well as Teddy the Police Bear.  (That may not be Teddy's official name.  That is what we call him, though!)

Kernersville continues to celebrate the season.  December 13 is Senior-Holly Day.  From 10am-2pm you can enjoy lunch and a brief worship service.

December 15 is Mom's Morning Out.  From 10am-noon you will receive free childcare for downtown shopping.

On December 21, there will be a Candlelight Tour from 6-8pm.

All of these events are taking place in Downtown Kernersville.  There are many great shops in Downtown!  Check out Discover Kernersville for a listing of stores downtown. It appears that this listing has not been updated; I can also recommend eclection and of course, the Holiday House on Mountain Street (between Main and Cherry).

Enjoy Kernersville NC. Discover the Heart of the Triad!

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