Christmas Parade & Festival Dec. 5th, 7-2 p.m., Tree lighting Dec. 6

Image: Downtown Italy’s Christmas lights welcome holiday travelers — The 2nd Annual Italy Christmas Parade and Festival will be Saturday, December 5, 2009 along Main Street in downown Italy. The following day, Sunday, December 6, the Italy Ministerial Alliance will present a live nativity scene performance, services and the downtown tree lighting ceremony.

Downtown Italy’s Christmas lights welcome holiday travelers — The 2nd Annual Italy Christmas Parade and Festival will be Saturday, December 5, 2009 along Main Street in downown Italy. The following day, Sunday, December 6, the Italy Ministerial Alliance will present a live nativity scene performance, services and the downtown tree lighting ceremony. (Barry Byers)

December 5, 2009:

The 2nd Annual Italy Christmas Parade and Festival will be Saturday, December 5, 2009. The location will be Main Street in downown Italy and vendor check-in and setup will be from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Vendor booth and parade float forms are available inside Italy City Hall.

All vendors are responsible for providing all the materials needed for the set-up and operation of their booths. You will be notified of your assigned area the morning of the festival at the Vendor Check-in station.

To turn in forms or for additional information, please contact: Janet Campbell: 972-921-7206 (cell), 972-483-7756 (home), campbells5@sbcglobal.net

or

Clover Stiles: 972-483-6260 (home), 817-673-7026 (cell), clover82067@hotmail.com

December 6, 2009:

Also, on December 6, the Italy Ministerial Alliance will be performing a live Nativity scene in the parking lot next to the Cornerstone. The performance starts at 5:00 and will last 30-minutes. Guests can enjoy the presentation in intervals of 5-minutes.

Between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., there will be services and the lighting of the Christmas tree in front of the downtown marquee, while everyone enjoys a warm cup of hot cocoa.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!