Friday, November 12, 2010

A Candlelight Christmas

A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS is an all day event held in Pittsboro, NC. Recapture the spirit of Christmas past amid the charming downtown of Pittsboro. Brought to you by the good folks at the Pittsboro Merchants Association, local artists, and people like you.

Our first event will be held on Saturday December 11th, 2010. There will be numerous (perhaps humorous) activities to experience throughout the day. Dressing up is highly encouraged.

The downtown will be filled with the sights & sounds of an old-fashioned Christmas - carolers, carriage rides, jugglers, magicians, musicians, bell ringers, and quite possibly a visit from the man himself, Santa Claus.


Throughout the day, we will have a variety of musicians & performers busking around the downtown area & stopping at local shoppes for some impromptu indoor entertainment.

11am to 5pm: Get a free handmade ornament from Liquidambar when you buy $50 or more.

12pm to 2pm: Carriage Rides - Take a little jaunt around the town.

12pm to 2pm: Gregory Blaine (of Rootzie) will be playing music at the Joyful Jewel.

2pm to 4pm: Avis Autry will be playing music at Urban Sampler.

2pm to 3pm: Jay Cartwright will be playing music at Davenport & Winkleperry.

3pm to 5pm: John Kincheloe will be playing music at Liquidambar.

4pm: "Fictitious History" Walking Tour; Join Emmett Davenport at the corner of Hillsborough & Salisbury for a rousing tale of Pittsboro's "History".

12pm to 6pm: OPEN HOUSE @ Starrlight Mead; Mead tasting $5.

1pm to 4pm: Thunder & Spice (a cappella medieval ballads, pub songs, holiday music) will be performing in the Tasting Room at Starrlight Mead.

2pm: Make Your Own Organic Bath Salts at Pittsboro Toys.

7pm - 11pm: LIVE MUSIC

Beginning @ 7pm, several downtown businesses will be playing host to some wonderful live music & performers.

The City Tap:
• Dave Quick

Davenport & Winkleperry:
Glitter & Doom: the Davenport Follies

• Silver Kitsune & Ginny Tonic (of Big Mamma's House of Burlesque)
• Sarah Shook & the Devil
• Kitty Box & the Johnnies

more festivities to be announced...

The Pittsboro downtown is an often overlooked wonder. One where a historic town with a tradition of small town atmosphere has challenged the concept of total modernization. It has continued to maintain its charm in a growing urbanized world. The shops are very up-to-date in their ability to service locals and visitors alike, with charming arts, clothing, services and eateries that rival larger areas. It truly is a community with a proud past and an exciting future.
Admission is free.

*If you are interested in getting involved with the event, please contact us*