Old fashioned Christmas celebration in Chipley Dec. 1

November 16, 2017

The holiday season is upon us and the Chipley Christmas Fest is gearing up to bring together a family friendly celebration in Downtown Chipley. The event will take place on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 4-9 pm.

The holiday stroll will be back again this year. Come out and do your Christmas shopping locally this year and you are sure to find some unique gift ideas and holiday discounts. Also, don’t miss the Christmas marketplace with local arts and crafts vendors selling their wares.

The annual Christmas parade will begin at 5:30 pm (lineup is at 4:30 pm at the old CHS track on North Railroad Ave) and is a lighted parade. Parade applications are available at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. The Washington County Arts Council will judge.

There will be plenty of other activities this year as well, including free carriage rides and Santa photos at the gazebo by the Farmer’s Market Complex, free pony rides, petting zoo, and inflatable slide and bounce house.

Live entertainment will be provided along with classic Christmas tunes from 4-7 pm. the Chipley High School Vocal Ensemble on stage from 7-8 pm and Rick Kent closing the night out from 8-8:30 pm. The Washington County Historical Society will be hosting an open house during the festivities, so stop in and see all the wonderful displays. Food and drink vendors will also be available.

For more information or to become a vendor, please contact (850) 703-3656 or chipleychristmasfest@gmail.com.

Tobacco Free Florida, Community South Credit Union, The Northwest Florida Community Hospital, Sand Hills Santa, JC3 Photography, Chipley Garden Club, Chipley Woman’s Club, Distinguished Young Women and Washington County Public Library, The Pony Life, Lane’s Outdoor Equipment, Metric Engineering, and PC Inflatables are sponsoring the event.