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This week began with temperatures that felt more like spring than December, but whether there is any chance of snow in the forecast, the week will end with Spencer County beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Several community events are on this weekend’s schedule to kick the holiday season into high gear.
Christmas in Mount Eden is set for Friday night from 5 to 9 p.m.; the Tree of Life choral performance runs Friday through Sunday; and Christmas on Main Street is Saturday with a full slate of events from 2 to 6 p.m.
Christmas in Mount Eden
Christmas in Mount Eden will be Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.
The event is split between two locations, the Mount Eden Ruritan Club and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
A trolley will run between the two stops during the event for safe transportation.
The Ruritan Club will feature chili, hot dogs, sandwiches and homemade pies, as well as a silent auction, crafts and a visit with Santa Claus.
The church will have games for kids and train rides for kids, as well as singing.
Admission is free.
Tree of Life
The second annual Tree of Life, a Christmas concert event featuring dozens of vocalists from Spencer and surrounding counties, kicks off Friday evening with two performances, one at 5:30 and one at 8.
Show times are the same for Saturday and Sunday. All performances are at First Baptist Church, 115 W. Main Street in Taylorsville.
The vocalists tell the life story of Jesus through song all while standing in a manmade structure of metal, wood and imitation greenery wrapped with thousands of Christmas lights.
This is the second year the production has been hosted in Taylorsville. The tree structure itself is well known in the Bloomfield area where the choral event was held for over 20 years.
Admission is $2 per person. Tickets are on sale at The Tea Cup and The Red Scooter or by calling 502-249-6425.
Tickets will only be sold at the front door while available, as seating is limited.
Christmas on Main Street
A sure attraction for young children, Christmas on Main Street is also a fun destination for the young at heart.
This year’s event begins with a parade down Taylorsville Road and Main Street at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Those participating in the parade are asked to gather at the Taylorsville Elementary School ball field at 1:15.
After the parade, attendees can play reindeer games inside the Chamber of Commerce, visit Santa inside the Fiscal Court meeting room, hear Christmas stories and sing carols.
Also this year, stop by and take a look at all of the entries in the wreath and mini-tree decorating contests. Entries will be displayed inside the Chamber building.
And, be sure to stick around for the lighting of the community Christmas tree at 6 p.m. in the town square.
Christmas on Main Street is cosponsored by the Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce and the Historic Taylorsville Main Street Committee.