Saturday, November 27, the Christmas season begins at Bridgewater plaza!
Santa will arrive by boat at 1pm, sticking around for several hours for children to get photos taken and share their wish lists. This will continue every Saturday until Christmas, which includes December 4, 11, and 18.
12-5pm visitors will enjoy discounts and special refreshments at Bridgewater plaza shops. At 5pm the Franklin County High School Choir will perform, filling the air with cheery holiday sounds. This will lead the Christmas tree lighting event at 6pm.
Want a chance to win a gift basket full of gift certificates and items from local businesses?
Visit any Bridgewater plaza business or visitor center from now till this event and ask about the “Elf on the Shelf” event for entry form details. The drawing begins at 5:15pm, with the winner being announced shortly thereafter. You can also call the visitor center directly at 540-721-1203.
The event will end with holiday decorated boats leaving the Virginia Dare marina and making a tour to the Bridgewater area, then to SML state park, and back to the marina. The flotilla will be featuring a toy drive—the drop off point being the Bridgewater visitor center.