Albion merchants plan busy ‘Hometown Holiday’ on Saturday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 December 2020 at 7:09 pm

Events include tree-lighting at Waterman Park, selfies with Santa

Photo by Tom Rivers: This Christmas tree is shown last December at Waterman Park by the mural showing Albion native Charles Howard as Santa, flying over the downtown and Courthouse Square. The tree will be lighted up at 4:15 on Saturday during the Hometown Holiday celebration.

ALBION – The Albion Merchants Association has several activities planned for Saturday as part of the annual Hometown Holiday celebration.

The schedule includes:

  • 10 a.m. to noon – Selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Beaver Alley
  • 10 a.m. to noon – Ribbon ornaments at Town and Country Quilter
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Ornament kits at Red Check Rustic
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Christmas Time Fun at 49 Main St. while supplies last
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Letters to Santa at Downtown Browsery
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Dubby’s Wood Fired Pizza at The Lockstone
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Ornaments with Mrs.Claus at The Back Room
  • Noon to 4 p.m. – Cocoa & Christmas Canvases at He Brews 5:9/Marked by Janna
  • 2 to 4 p.m. – Free ice cream at Tinsel
  • 4:15 p.m. – Tree Lighting Ceremony at Waterman Park

The winners of the storefront decorating contest will be announced at the tree-lighting. People can vote for their favorite on the AMA Facebook page (click here).

The events on Saturday also include at a ribbon-cutting at Maison Albion, the former Pillars at 13800 County House Rd.

Kerri and Cole Glover, the owners of Maison Albion, will host a grand opening with a Victorian holiday party with a French flair. Click here for more information on the party – Fête de Nöel.