The citizens of Jamestown, N.Y., turn on the Christmas spirit tomorrow night when the town’s Country Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration jump-start the season. After the parade, Jamestown lights the community Christmas tree then shoots off fireworks.
The city of Jamestown is giving a Christmas gift to downtown shoppers by suspending parking meter fees for three Fridays during December. And merchants are holding open houses from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for several weekends.
Busti Cider Mill and Farm Market prepares the citizenry for tomorrow night’s activities with its Christmas Farmer’s Market operating all day Friday. The cider mill will be serving, what else, hot cider and selling handmade quilts, candles, holiday mugs and baked goods.
Santa’s Family Workshop opens at the Jamestown YMCA right after the parade is over. Santa will be there, along with one of his reindeer. Kids can make ornaments and crafts while they swill hot cocoa and chow down on pizza.
There will be a free showing of "Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas," compliments of Windstream Communications, and Framemasters, a downtown framing shop, is throwing a party after the parade.
Jamestown, population 31,730, sits in New York’s southwest corner.