It will be a busy weekend here in LaFayette with two big Christmas events scheduled. First, the Chambers County Career Technical Center will host their Winter Festival on the school’s campus on Friday night. Then on Saturday the first LaFayette Christmas Festival will take place on the Courthouse Square.
The Career Tech Center Winter Festival will take place from 5 pm until 8:30 pm on Friday night. The students and staff of the CTC have spent the past few weeks preparing for the big event. They have placed over 30,000 Christmas lights that will create a beautiful display for guests. They have also built holiday themed structures that will be used for several events.
Santa will be on hand for the Winter Festival and local musicians will be providing the entertainment.
There will be activities for all ages, including face painting, crazy hair, ice fishing, a Little Debbie cake walk, paintball, bingo and bean bag toss. There will be a ginger bread house building contest and inflatables for kids, along with food and snacks.
There is no admission to the festival, and tickets will be for sale for the different events.
The Career Technical Center is located at 502 AVC Drive SE in LaFayette, across from the Board of Education offices.
The LaFayette Christmas Festival will take place from 9 am to 4 pm CST on Saturday in downtown LaFayette.
The day includes a children’s story time starting at 10 am at the LaFayette Library. At 11:55, a moment of silence in memory of the attacks on Pearl Harbor will take place. The Mount Zion Missionary Baptist church choir will sing at 12:05, and vocalist Karen Norred will perform at 1:30.
Also at 1:30, Santa will pay a visit to the festival. Pictures with St. Nick will be available.
At 3:00, the Heritage Carolers will provide the last of the day’s entertainment.
There will be several vendors, including crafts, metal art, ladies accessories and, of course, lots of good food. Admission is free and organizers are inviting patrons to bring a signed Christmas card for a collection that will be sent to the area nursing homes and the V.A. nursing home.
The bloodmobile will be on hand at in the Methodist Church parking lot for those who wish to donate.