Friday's Light Up event starts downtown after 5 pm with hay rides, reindeer rides, and a live nativity, then at 6:30 pm, the light-up kick-off at the Heritage Center (257 Standard St) begins. Enjoy children from the community singing, dancing, and playing holiday music, then Santa remains onsite for visits with the children. Holiday decorations, shops open late, live music, carolers and holiday characters along Main St. Special events include The Elkin Big Band at the Reeves Theater with jazzy holiday classics at 7 pm, and later that night live entertainment will be at Angry Troll Brewing's lower level till 11 pm.
The Foothills Arts Council's Merry Makers Market (held inside the Wisdom Table) offers beautiful holiday gifts for sale. Enjoy a night of festive holiday small-town charm like no other in the region, including food trucks, downtown restaurants, and nightlife!