Glendale to celebrate a day of Christmas festivities

Mason Goff, of Green County, visits Santa Claus at last year’s Christmas in the Country in Glendale.

Glendale celebrates Christ­mas in the Country on Saturday with activities and a home tour.

Sheree Vance with Glen­dale Merchants Association said shops open at 11 a.m. just in time for Santa and Mrs. Claus to arrive at noon.

From noon to 2 p.m., visitors can take free photos with Santa at the Jeminley Boutique. That area of town is called Christ­mas Wonderland for the day, Vance said.

Free carriage rides and hayrides are available from noon to 2 p.m. Carriage rides continue throughout the day but will only be free during this time, she said.

Carolers from Franklin Cross­roads Baptist Church will sing on the streets and an Elvis impersonator is on hand to perform some of Elvis’ Christmas hits.

Participating businesses will have refreshments and are open extended hours during the event for holiday shoppers.

The town will be lit up and decorated for Christmas for a festive day, Vance said.

This year’s home tour includes nine homes to visit. The tour is from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday.

A $15 ticket and map can be purchased at Glendale Merchants Association businesses.

All homes on the tour are older, Vance said, adding the youngest is probably 75 years old. One home was built in 1840.

“It’s probably the best group of homes we’ve had in years,” she said.

Each home has a vintage style, Vance said.

“Homes on the tour fit in well into our idea of Christmas in the country,” she said. “I think everyone will really enjoy it.”

Right now the weather looks favorable for the day, Vance said.

For information, see Historic Glendale on Face­book.

Becca Owsley can be reached at 270-505-1740 or

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