First Friday “Light Up Carbondale”
December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Youngsters can visit with Santa and give him their wish lists in the warmth of The Launchpad. Santa will be at the Launchpad from 3:00 until 7:00 pm. The Launchpad will also feature classic holiday movies and enjoy holiday shopping at the Deck the Walls holiday market in the R2 Gallery.
Santa will take his sleigh to perform his magic and light up the trees and holiday lights on Main Street. Santa’s first stop will be at the large tree on Main Street & Weant Boulevard near the Forest Service building around 5:15 pm. The Roaring Fork High School Chamber Choir will get everyone in the spirit with some acapella carols. “Oh Christmas Tree” will start the festivities and when the holiday spirit reaches its crescendo, Santa will start the countdown and magically illuminate all the lights on the trees on Main Street.
This pedestrian parade of carolers will head down Main Street at 5:30 pm to the 4th St. Plaza for First Bank First Friday celebration. Join Santa at the 4th Street plaza for cookies, hot chocolate, marsh mellow roasting at the bonfire and sing along caroling. You can also have your Christmas photo taken with Smokey The Bear or purchase your Christmas Tree Permit at the US Forest Service Booth. Note permits can only be purchased by cash or check. Sleigh rides with Santa will be available to the public from the 4th street plaza park from 5:30-7:00 pm.
Enjoy the season, the bonfire and stroll around to the many shops, restaurants & art galleries that are part of the First Friday “Light Up” Carbondale Events.
Feel the Spirit. For more information contact the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center front desk. 970-510-1290 www.carbondalerec.com or Carbondale Arts 970-963-1680 www.carbondalearts.com or Carbondale Chamber www.carbondale.com 970-963-1890