EASLEY - Downtown businesses are joining with the city to
kick off the 2007 holiday season with lights, specials and door
The second annual Grand Illumination is set for 2-7 p.m. on
Saturday, Dec. 1.
Visitors to the event will be greeted by carolers and the
warmth of holiday lights and merchant good cheer.
Visitors can choose to shop or dine downtown while the
businesses offer holiday special prices and door prizes.
Entertainment abounds at the event, which will feature
comedic magician Ric Singleton and musical duo Southern Faith.
Local gymnastics and dance groups will perform throughout
the day and a there will be a surprise musical guest.
Fair food vendors will dot the street alongside face painters
and children's activities.
Storefronts aren't the only downtown feature to be decorated
- street lamps will don the holiday spirit too. The Christmas
tree lighting ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. in front of City Hall.
Children of all ages are invited to share their secret
Christmas wishes to Santa while loved ones take photos.
Sutherland Hill Farms Photography will also be on hand taking
candid shots during the event, so stay on your toes.
Easley police officers are providing security for the event and
patio heaters will be placed throughout downtown for comfort.
For more information, call 855-7933.
Reach Ginny Johnson at 855-0355 or