Christmas on the Square: Greenup County Celebrates the Spirit of Christmas Homestyle

Christmas on the Square: Greenup County Celebrates the Spirit of Christmas Homestyle

Sasha Bush

The Ashland Beacon


   Members of the Greenup Beautification Project have been working tirelessly downtown getting Greenup decorated in preparation for its first ever Christmas on the Square. This event is sure to be one that the entire family can enjoy. Christmas on the Square takes place on December 10, 2022 beginning at noon and will run until 4 p.m. Amy Dowdy, one of the event’s coordinators shared with us, “This is a new thing to this area. What we are doing is an interactive Christmas tour of our little town of Greenup that provides a great opportunity for your families to visit a few our churches, our businesses, and various clubs.”  The day starts off with live music from some of your favorite local artists. Festive holiday music will be going on all from noon to 4 p.m. in the Fiscal Courtroom. Christmas carolers will be present singing some of your favorite holiday tunes and spreading that good ole’ Christmas cheer.  Vendors will be setup from all around, so you can not only listen to some great music but also shop for those last-minute Christmas gifts. You are sure to find something nice for everyone on your list. This is a great way to spend time with your family, support your community, and support small local businesses all at the same time. 

   The fun doesn’t stop there! Bring your kids for a fun-filled trip around the beautiful city of Greenup where they can experience the magic of Christmas… hometown style! Start your tour off at Holiday Central, which is where you will pick up your map and official goodie bag. “We will have different stops along the way that are highlighted with colorful holiday blowups outside to signify that it is one of the stops on your route. When you go into your stop, there will be a family activity that you will do. For example, the Christian church is going to have a hot chocolate bar where you will have the opportunity to make your own special hot chocolate. You will get the chance to make your own personalized frosted sugar cookies at the Methodist church, and the Lions Club will be furnishing hotdogs, as well as a candy cane reindeer craft for you to do,” noted Dowdy.  There are so many other stops along the way as you travel all over town visiting different merchants, churches, and civic groups.  Each provide you with a unique holiday experience while filling your bag up with tons of goodies. The best part about this experience is… IT’S FREE! 

   Live music, vendors, and a tour of the beautiful city of Greenup… what more could you ask for? How about a live nativity, free hotdogs, hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies, popcorn, and, of course, you can’t have all this Christmas merriment without having a parade! At 5p.m. the Greenup County Christmas parade kicks off, and it is sure to be a sight to behold. You don’t want to miss all the amazing vehicles, floats and performances planned for this parade that is sure to bring you joy with a lot of festive flair. Now you can’t have a parade without the jolly old man in a red suit. That’s right… SANTA will be making his appearance at the end of the parade and can’t wait to have his picture taken with you. This truly is a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas with your family, friends, and community. 

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