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Victorian Christmas December Will Highlight A $500 Give A Way

Journey into the past as our turn-of-the-century downtown ushers you into the spirit of Christmas long ago. The public is invited to stroll Downtown Summerville and be entertained by performers, carolers, and musicians. Shop, dine, enjoy children’s activities and welcome the holiday season in while participating in the Victorian Christmas Holiday Stop N Shop for a chance to win $500 cash!
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The East Washington streetscape will be transformed into a magical street vendor market with over 23 craft and food vendors. While roaming up and down the streets, the public is encouraged to dress in Victorian-era style and dress for fun. Street Market hours will be 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Victorian era characters will be positioned around downtown participating businesses for photo opportunities, stories and fun throughout each day. Kathy Berry will be at Sugarville Sweets from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. chatting with event goers on the “Life of A Baker During the Victorian era”.  

Visits With Santa and Mrs. Claus In Depot

Children may enjoy free storytelling and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Summerville Depot. Gingerbread cookies & Yoo-Hoo chocolate milks will be served to the first 300 children. Story Telling and visits will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the last session beginning at 4:00 p.m.    

Mildred Cordle and Rita Butler will be demonstrating crocheting beside the County Registrars Office onSaturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Kid’s stories and a Christmas craft at the Open Air Pavilion on East Washington Street will be sponsored by Friends of TheChattooga Library from 11AM – 1PM. In the event of rain, this activity will be moved inside the Depot Freight Room.

Three Penny Treasures will be having a Countdown to Christmas Sale with outside vendors and a special Open House both days of the event. Other participating businesses may offer special sales during the weekend.


A variety of musical performances is lined up for the day of fun. Street Carolers may even be found out and about in Downtown. Highlighted performances will include The Horizon Hand Bell Choir, Chastity Brunache, The Chattooga High Chorus, The Southern Style Sweetheart Cloggers, Nashville Recording Artist Jaycee Lynne, and more.

How Does The Holiday Stop ‘N Shop Work?

Event participants will pick up a locations map/passport with participating businesses. The maps/passports may be picked up at participating downtown Summerville businesses this Saturday. To join the fun, event goers will simply visit all of the participating businesses to complete the passport map during the business hours during the Stop N Shop event. There is no purchase necessary to participate. Upon entering the participating business, all event participants will have the sales clerk/cashier to stamp their passport map. Upon completion of the passport map, event participants will turn in the passport toThree Penny Treasures, located beside Jefferson’s.

Grand Prize Drawing for $500

All completed passports should be turned in by 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 2 to be entered for the Grand Prize Drawingof $500, sponsored by Summerville Main Street to be held at 4:45p.m. on the courthouse steps. Event participants do not need to be present to win. Summerville Main Street is encouraging the public to support local Summerville small businesses by shopping during and following this event.  

Participating businesses include Jefferson’s, Dos Maguey, Hayden Taylor Design, New Moon Threads, Sugarville Sweets, Merle Norman/Ga Ga’s Boutique, DIRT Mercantile /DIRT Pour, D&S Mercantile, Three Penny Treasures, Thatchers, and The Furniture Shoppe.

In the event of inclement weather, changes or updates can be found on the City of Summerville Georgia Facebook Page and Victorian Christmas Facebook Event Page.

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