The weather may be a little toasty but here in the Town of Bermuda Run, we are thinking about Christmas! The Town, the Tree-O, and countless volunteers from the community will host the 2nd Annual Christmas in the Town of Bermuda Run on Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 2– 5 PM rain or shine at the Town Hall Gazebo in the Kinderton Business Park located on Kinderton Boulevard in Bermuda Run. The event is free and suitable for young and old.
“We were so thrilled by last year’s event–one attendee mentioned that it was just like a Hallmark movie,” said Sharon Reid, one of the event’s three organizers.
But how do you make an event like this possible? With many hands! The three primary event organizers often referred to as the Tree-O, include Rosanne Peacock, Sharon Reid and Christy Schafer, enlisted the help of the Davie Chamber of Commerce, Smith Grove Fire Department, Steelman’s Ace Hardware, Maddie Cakes, The Bermuda Run Garden Club, Bermuda Run Country Club, the Mocksville Woman’s Club, Stroll Bermuda Run, Boy Scout Troop 732, dozens of volunteers and business partners who collectively help to fund the event.
The fun-filled family afternoon will begin at 2 pm with the arrival of our Town’s own Santa and Mrs. Claus escorted with fanfare by the Smith Grove Fire Department, the Davie High School Marching Band and the Davie High School Dancing Boots. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for visits and family photos in “Santa’s Cottage”.
Activities for children include enjoyable “Reindeer Games” on Rudolph’s Field. At the “To the North Pole Post Office”, children may write a letter to Santa and mail it to the North Pole. In turn, each child will receive a response from Santa’s elves in the coming days. The “Lady Elves Craft Shop” is an ornament-making center where parents and children will create edible bird-friendly ornaments. The edible decorations will hang on the Town tree. Stop at the “Stables of Kinderton” for a memorable holiday carriage ride pulled by horses decked out in melodic sleigh bells and carriage drivers from the Dickens era. New this year is the “Bermuda Run Choo Choo Express.” The conductor will call when the Express chugs around the Town Square and the train is suitable for both children and adults.
Along with all these activities, there will be performances by the Davie High School Marching Band, the Dancing Boots, The Appalachian Strings dulcimer players and the combined choruses from Pinebrook and Shady Grove Elementary Schools. Steelman’s Ace Hardware, Bermuda Run Country Club, The Mocksville Woman’s Club, Maddie Cakes and Stroll Bermuda Run will provide free festive holiday treats. Funnel Cakes, coffee and snow cones will be available for purchase from vendors.
Do you like tacky colorful Christmas sweaters? You’re in luck because volunteers will judge a Tacky Sweater Contest for the adults. So dress up in your tackiest of tacky! Barry Rentz, The Musical Jukebox provides holiday music for the day and the event will culminate with the lighting of the Town’s Christmas tree and a good old-fashioned Christmas carol sing-along.
For more information regarding this event, to donate or volunteer, contact the Tree-O at TreeOBR@nullgmail.com.