Time again for Watkins Glen Village Christmas

Watkins glen, NY – Village Christmas, presented by Watkins Glen Promotions, will be an evening full of activities, food and crafts. Coming up right around the corner, the event will be held on Friday, December 3, 2010 on Franklin Street in Watkins Glen, and will begin at 5:00 p.m.There will be live entertainment sponsored by Pro Audio throughout the evening at various locations on Franklin Street. Included in the mix will be musical groups from the Watkins Glen Schools, Odessa Montour Schools, the 12th Street Players, and Freedom Village. The Lake Country Players children’s cast will present a new family skit “Snafu at Santa’s Workshop” in the Village Hall. This will run throughout the evening.One of the highlights of the evening will be the Christmas Parade sponsored by the Seneca Lake General Store. Commencing at 6:30 p.m. from Specchio Ford and following Franklin Street north to 1st Street, the parade will be where Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their entrance to the street festival. The parade will also be judged by a panel who will give awards for “Judges’ Choice”, “Most Christmas Spirit”, “Most Decorated” and “Best Decorated Fire Truck.” Santa and Mrs. Claus will then be at the Seneca Lake General Store to greet all the children at the festival.The 6th Annual Chowder Cook-Off is on again for this year. The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, winner of the past two years contest, will sponsor the cook-off this year. Entries will be set up on Franklin Street and festival-goers may pick up passports to participate in the chowder tasting. Passports are $3.00 per person and may be purchased that evening at the booth in front of Famous Brands. Santa’s elves, Kathie and Mickey, will be back this year personalizing Christmas ornaments at Wags to Riches. Make sure you stop by and purchase one for your children and grandchildren.Bring your skates to Clifford Motors where, weather permitting, we will have a ice skating rink for all to enjoy. The skating rink is sponsored by Welliver-McGuire. The Winter Wonderland fireworks display, sponsored by Watkins Glen area businesses, will be held over Seneca Harbor Park at 8 pm. (Weather permitting)

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