LaFayette parade caps off Hometown Christmas on the Square event

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, December 14, 2023

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Downtown LaFayette is showing its Christmas spirit for Hometown Christmas on the Square this Saturday. The square will be the focal point for the LaFayette Christmas Parade, food and craft vendors, a cookie crawl, and other holiday activities.

The event starts at 1 p.m. when the vendors set up shop around the square. However, things are going on all day long. Krave Korner is starting it off with a Christmas-themed breakfast for the early birds.

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. is a cookie crawl. Many of the shops located around the square will be giving out free cookies to those with punch cards. Participants can pick up a card at the LaFayette Main Street office during business hours on Friday. Those who get the card punched at every stop on the crawl will be entered to win $100 in “downtown dollars.”

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The food trucks start arriving at noon and vendors soon after; there are over 30 vendors total. Probate Judge Paul Story will be DJing the event.

The square is already decked in lights. However, the Christmas tree will be lit at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The winners of the window decorating contest will also be announced. Of course, Santa will make an appearance during the festivities as well.

The parade starts at 5 p.m. and will leave from the LaFayette High School Gym. It will head toward the square and loop around LaFayette St before heading back to the school. According to Adrian Holloway of the Christmas Committee, the parade already has over 40 entries. 

“We’re a small town, but we have lots of Christmas spirit and lots of love. So we just invite people to come out in fellowship and have a good time,” said Holloway.