Randolph Offers Christmas in the Country

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Contributing Writer
Robert Houston

A full weekend of holiday fun is coming up in Randolph, starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 30, and running through the early evening on Sunday, December 2. Events begin with a Living Nativity at the East Randolph United Methodist Church and continue Friday with a musical play , Madagascar Jr. 

On Saturday, family-friendly events will be held throughout the village.

If your kids haven’t met Santa yet and haven’t had a chance to tell him in person what they want for Christmas, bring them to the Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. Santa will be there to meet and greet the little ones, and the whole family can enjoy the good food, a visit with Ole Saint Nick, and traditional Christmas fun at the Borden’s Building.

Stick around Borden’s immediately after breakfast for the Snow Princess Contest. Girls 4 to 8 will be judged on poise, personality and winter attire.  The winner will ride in the parade with the Grand Marshall and help light the Memorial Tree.  

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Christmas Craft Show will offer all manner of gifts and gift ideas. And at 6 p.m., Expressions Performing Arts Center will present Randolph’s Light Up the Night Christmas Parade.

For those who still have gifts left to buy, a stop in at the Christmas Items and Toy Auction, starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, should solve that problem. Before heading home after a happy day of holiday fun, stay a little longer for the closing event, a repeat of the the Living Nativity at the United Methodist Church.

For more information of this three-day, community-wide event, visit www.EnjoyRandolph.org/events/country-christmas.