Christmas in the Commons is from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 in downtown Wilkesboro.

The event will kick off as the annual Wilkes County Christmas Parade comes down Main Street, Wilkesboro. Downtown Wilkesboro will be adorned in snowflake and icicle decorations.

Food trucks opening on North Bridge Street in downtown Wilkesboro at 3:30 p.m. include Duck Donuts, Pepe’s Tacos, Hotdog Boy, Copper Barrel Brew Haus and Suck It Up Milkshake.

Starting at 4 p.m., Christmas tunes will fill the Carolina West Wireless Community Commons and Wilkes Heritage Museum front lawn. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present then.

The Christmas tree on the Wilkes Heritage Museum front lawn will be lit at 7 p.m. The tree lighting ceremony will include season’s greetings from Wilkesboro Mayor Mike Inscore.

Reservations can be made now for horse and carriage rides in downtown Wilkesboro from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 and from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.

More information about these activities, check the Historic Downtown Wilkesboro Facebook page or call Wilkesboro Town Hall at 336-838-3951. There is no charge for any of the activities.

The Wilkes Heritage Museum’s annual Christmas Open House is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Overmountain Trio will perform starting at 11 a.m. and Fiddle-Dee-Dee at 1 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame Auditorium on the second floor of the museum (old county courthouse).

Mary Bohlen and Eden Hamby will demonstrate open hearth cooking at the Cleveland log house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Wilkes County Stamp Club will provide materials and instructions for making Christmas cards. Cookies will be available and the museum and Cleveland house will be decorated for the season.

— Staff report

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