Canton News

Good News You Can Use PRST STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID CANTON, MS PERMIT NO. 3 Canton News P.O. Box 1163, Canton, MS 39046 • December 7, 2018 • Vol. 4, No. 12 • Canton, Mississippi Canton Christmas to be bigger than ever Once again, more than 200,000 twinkling white lights will spar- kle and light up the city’s Histor- ic Courthouse Square, bringing the magic and nostalgia of the holidays, along with thousands of visitors, to Canton. Back this year is the interac- tive Christmas Village, giv- ing children the opportunity to make reindeer food for Santa’s reindeer to eat on Christmas Eve. Frosty will be near his ig- loo handing out marshmallows to roast by his fire, and San- ta’s elves will pass out magical glasses that make the Christmas lights in Canton come to life in special shapes. The interactive Christmas Village is designed to allow children to take home their memories from the Canton Christmas festival while creat- ing special memories with the char- acters. “ A s w e Special to The Canton News all know, moments and memo- ries are priceless treasures we will have forever, and Canton’s Christmas Festival allows you to capture those times with your loved ones during the spe- cial holiday season,” said Canton Tourism executive director Jana Dear. To take full advantage of the festival’s breathtaking nighttime views, festival hours will be from 5 until 9 p.m. through December 23. Throughout the month, several mer- chants around the Square will have extended holiday hours and will of- fer a respite from the hectic, big- box-store expe- rience. Shop- pers can stroll the sidewalks and enjoy the season, immersed in lights and holiday music, as they pop into gift shops, vintage stores and boutiques for unique items, spe- cial sales and samples. Light and character parades, at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fri- days and Saturday nights throughout the festival’s run, enhance the family fun with a chance to meet favorite princesses, superheroes and more. The city’s animation mu- seums, which were com- pletely redecorated for the 2018 holiday season, will be open from 5 un- til 9 p.m. nightly. The historical museum features replicas of past merchants on Canton’s Historic Square; the other museum will de- light youngsters with themed Christ- mas trees, including anima- tion penguin figures enjoying a winter day around the park. On Friday, December 14, from 5 until 9 p.m., participating area merchants will offer their ver- sion of Christmas hot cider for enjoyment under the Christmas lights. Additional festival highlights include Mrs. Claus’ Story Time, nightly from 6 until 9 p.m., horse and buggy rides, trolley rides around the Square, minia- ture train and fire truck rides, an old-fashioned carousel, as well as photos with Santa nightly throughout the festival. Attend- ees are encouraged to check out the newest ride, the sky race, lo- cated on the courthouse square grounds. All events occur night- ly, except for Friday, December 7, when there will be no horse and buggy, train, fire truck or trolley rides. For more information, vis- it Photos Special to The Canton News Includes: • Reindeer food • Visits with Frosty • Magic Elf glasses • Parades at 6:30 and 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays • Animation museums • Merchants’ Sip ‘N Cider on Dec. 14 Canton Christmas Attractions 5-9 p.m. nightly, through Dec. 23 at the Christmas Village • Mrs. Claus’ Story Time beginning at 6 p.m. nightly • Horse and buggy rides • Mini train and fire truck rides • Carousel • Photos with Santa • New sky race ride 8:30-6:00 M-F 8:30-12:30 Sat Stace Cauthe Sander & Bil M b Hereditar geneti testin look for specifi inherite change i  perso ' geneti mak -up. Proper geneti testin ca b use tƒ determin a individua ' ris… for cancer. Le‡ u ˆpedit th proces tƒ ge‡ yoŠ starte. Stop b our stor toda tƒ discus ‹rther witŽ on of our pharmacist . 1301 East Peace Street, Canton 39046 601-859-4212 Cancer/Genomics Testing