The city of Mason will dress up its downtown business district and celebrate the holiday season during its annual Christmas in Mason event from 6-9 p.m. Friday.
Activities take place on Main Street and Reading Road between Mason-Montgomery Road and Second Avenue. This area will be closed to traffic from 4:30 p.m. until midnight.
- Photos: 2011 Christmas in Mason
A parade of canine escorts dressed up in holiday finery will lead Santa Claus into the festivities at 6 p.m. when the Santa Paws parade gets under way. The parade kicks off this year at the corner of Main Street and Mason-Montgomery Road and proceeds down Main to the Plaza.
After the parade, a tree lighting ceremony takes place on the Plaza. Santa will also be available for pictures for the rest of the evening. A full line-up of live entertainment takes place on the Main Stage throughout the evening.
Other activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, story times at the Mason Public Library, caricature and balloon artists, strolling carrollers and ice and wood carvers. “Stocking Stops” scattered throughout the downtown area will welcome visitors.
Shuttle buses will run from St. Susanna Church at 616 Reading Road and Grace Baptist Church at 5595 Mason Road.
For more information, go to www.festivalsofmason.org or call 513-229-8534.