Christmas events are happening in abundance in Bryan County.
Pembroke started things off with its annual tree lighting Nov. 26, and the city’s annual Christmas Market and lighted parade will add the usual festive joy to downtown beginning at 11 a.m. Dec. 10. The lighted parade begins at 5:30 p.m.
Meanwhile Richmond Hill’s 26th Annual Christmas parade kicks of the holiday season in South Bryan on Saturday.
The parade is from 10 a.m., to noon. For those who don’t intend to watch the parade but may be getting out and driving somewhere, it’s probably a good idea to avoid Highway 144 anywhere near City Hall. The parade route starts at Linwood Avenue, continues onto Cherry Street to Highway 144 where it will go west to City Hall and end at J.F. Gregory Park.
Richmond Hill also will host its first Winter Wonderland and tree lighting ceremony from noon to 6 p.m., at J.F. Gregory Park.
Fort Stewart’s annual tree lighting ceremony is on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m.
Organizers of Pembroke’s Christmas events say time has run out on accepting entries, and are warning residents to beware of online scammers with fake social media pages who are accepting entries – for a fee See more at Pembroke’s DDA Facebook page.