Let’s Kick off the Holiday Season with Joy and Hospitality!
2020 has been a challenging year that will be one for the history books. But, it has shown us the importance of family, friends, neighbors, and business community pulling together to help each other. So to bring this year to a close, the McCormick County Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate the Holiday On Main activities in downtown Historic McCormick starting the Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 27 and 28 with Shop Small Business Saturday and the preview showing of the Third Annual Christmas Tour of the Historic Dorn House, located at 206 E. Gold Street open from 12 Noon – 5 p.m. each day. The McCormick Garden Club presents the Colonial Revival style house in all its Holiday glory. In 2018 and 2019, The artistic Garden Club ladies received a National First Place Award for Beautification of a Historic Building by the National Garden Club of S.C.
On December 4, the Holiday Market at the Cotton Gin, 206 North Main Street opens with local and regional artisans selling handcrafted creations and the Festival of Trees at the Grist Mill will open for viewing. The McCormick County Historical Commission proudly presents the 2020 Festival of Trees illuminating the 1898 Grist Mill. The group of talented ladies plan decorations to showcase a different theme each year. So plan to visit, linger, and enjoy this show-stopper event. The tour is for all ages and is handicap accessible and opened from 12 Noon – 7 p.m.
Come to McCormick downtown on Saturday, December 5 starting at 12 Noon until 4 p.m. and participate in our First Annual Chamber of Commerce Cookie Walk. Purchase a ticket for $10 in advance at the Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. When you turn in your purchased ticket on Sat. Dec. 5, you will receive a map of all the participating locations. Sixteen businesses have signed up for this event. At each location you will get a cookie or baked goods item. Following the Cookie Walk, the 2020 Holiday on Main Christmas Parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. This year’s theme is Main Street Magical Lights of Christmas. Come cheer on our parade participants and greet our favorite guest of honor. Photos with Santa at the McCormick Arts Council with be held prior to the parade from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. In order to follow social distancing, you should call or come by the Chamber of Commerce to fill out a form, to set up a sitting date and time. Cost of sitting fees benefit the Humane Society of McCormick County.
To top off our evening on Sat. Dec. 5 at 6:00 p.m., we will gather in the MACK amphitheater, 115 S. Main Street for the Lighting of the Annual Community Christmas Tree. Santa and his elves will be on hand to assist in the Tree lighting ceremony. Join Mayor Roy Smith and Council members in a sing along of our favorite Christmas Carols. Music will be provided by Impulse Entertainment featuring local DJ Billy Jackson, and Michelle’s Pizza is sponsoring the Toys for Tots donation. Maybe it will snow, but don’t worry, stay warm with a cup of hot cocoa from Michelle’s Pizza elves.
All of our historic places of interest will be open starting Dec. 4, 5, 11th, & 12th 12 Noon – 7 p.m. and our shops and restaurants will be open offering special promotions during this festive time. Please drop by the Chamber of Commerce at 100 So. Main Street for a beautiful Holiday on Main Brochure (click here to download a digital version: Page 1 and Page 2) and flyers listing activities, dates, and times of opening. Come and support our community activities and our small businesses. All are hard-working people contributing their talents and time to make our community special during the Holiday Season.
The Chamber of Commerce is most appreciative and thankful for the support of the “2020 Holiday On Main Parade and recognize the following Community Sponsors listed below:
P.O. Box 938, McCormick, SC 29835
100 South Main St., McCormick, SC 29835
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