The official lighting ceremony for Mount Gilead’s Christmas decorations will be held this afternoon (Nov. 21).
The public is invited to the short program today at 5 p.m. on Haithcock Square, at the corner of Main and Allenton Sts., in front of First United Methodist Church. The lighting of the decorations will combine with the playing of carols from the Methodist Church carillon to help set the stage for a Christmas open house at several downtown businesses.
Local shops and stores will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight in Mount Gilead. Live entertainment and refreshments are expected to be part of the festivities.