Kick off the holiday season with weekend events in Nashville, Okawville

With the decorations up around the Washington County Courthouse and Main Street, it is definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Here is a list of holiday happenings in Washington County this weekend.


Nashville Hometown Christmas

Lighted Christmas Parade: A new attraction to the annual holiday event, the parade will feature lots of floats, bands and, well, lights as they march down the heart of downtown Nashville.

Christmas Tree Lighting: The tradition continues at 8 p.m. with a special event at city hall featuring Volunteer of the Year Jim Schomaker. There will also be a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with Nashville Community High School Music Director Steve Browne.

Okawville Country Christmas

Activities begin at the Okawville Community Club Park at 4 p.m. There will be food trucks, holiday movie screenings and a Live Nativity Scene, the later of which will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m.


Nashville Hometown Christmas

Polar Dash 5K will be held at 9 a.m. Registration starts behind the Washington County Courthouse and will begin at 8 a.m.

Downtown festivities begin on the Courthouse square at 10 a.m. There will be a holiday market, food fair and entertainment all day long until 6 p.m.

A Candy Cane Lane and visits with Santa are scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m.

The festival caps off with a drive-in movie at the Community Center of Nashville. The feature will be “Polar Express” and will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Okawville Country Christmas

Breakfast with Santa at the Original Springs Hotel begins at 9 a.m. Reservations are required.

Craft fair at the Community Club building will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More events will also be held at Immanuel Lutheran School, including a vendor and craft show, flea market and party supplies sale.

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