As the song goes Santa Claus is coming to town…literally.
Downtown Perryville Advancement will host the annual Christmas on the Square event. As the flyer for the event says, they hope everyone has a “Perry Little Christmas. This will be Perry County Economic Development Executive Director Crystal Jones’ second time hosting the event since she assumed the position last year and she noted it’s a collaborative effort among everyone who helped put it together.
“The planning for this event isn’t just me,” Jones said last year. “We have a group of volunteers who have been on a committee who work hand-in-hand with Perry County’s committee where they talk about things they want to do for Christmas. What I like about it is that it’s a group of volunteers who come together to do something special for the community.”
The event gets Jones into the Christmas spirit.
“It does,” she said. “It’s fun to talk about Christmas so I’m looking forward to it.”
The event will run from 4-8 p.m on Dec. 2, and will kick off with the Perryville District 32 Choir singing Christmas carols, and then the parade will start at 6 p.m. and run along Ste. Maries Street from the City Park to the Downtown Square. There will be an award for the best float as well. However, probably the biggest attraction will be is that Santa Claus will be in attendance to take pictures with kids and to take note what they want for Christmas.
“Anything with Santa is good,” Jones said. “He will definitely be the focal point of the event.