What image comes to mind when you think of a Winter Wonderland? Snowflakes falling? Folks bundled up in hats and gloves? One visit to Foley during the holidays can introduce you to the magic of a small-town Southern Christmas!
The city’s downtown absolutely sparkles for the season. In fact, there is something blissful about taking a stroll around the brightly decorated Heritage Park. On Friday and Saturday evenings, sounds of Christmas carols ring out from the Centennial Clock Tower chimes, making it like a scene from a Bing Crosby Christmas special.
On Saturday mornings, take the kids for a free train ride around the park, followed by time to play in the Christmas Village set up each year in John B. Foley Park on Highway 59. Be sure they bring their letters to Santa to drop in the mailbox!
You couldn’t ask Currier & Ives to paint a more perfect setting.
Not in the holiday mood yet? These holiday activities may help!
Pancakes and Pictures with Santa is set at Foley United Methodist Church Spirit Center at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 10.
On Dec. 9-10, the Coastal Ballet Academy presents “The Nutcracker,” also at the Foley United Methodist Church.
Get free tickets to see the Coastal Christmas Spectacular “Christmas on Miracle Street” at First Baptist Church in Foley at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10-11.
On Dec. 11, Foley Presbyterian Church presents its Christmas cantata, “Heaven’s Child” at 10 a.m.
Outdoor lovers can take the kids to the Graham Creek Nature Preserve’s Christmas in Nature Observe and Explore Day on Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon.
On Dec. 18, Swift Presbyterian Church presents its Christmas cantata at 3 p.m.
And don’t forget Trim-A-Tree continues through Dec. 21 at the Tanger Outlet Center. You’ll be thrilled by the one-of-a-kind items by local artists and craftsmen.
The annual holiday bazaar, sponsored by the Foley Art Center, features ornaments, jewelry, fine artwork, decorations and more.
With so many options available, you are sure to get caught up in the holiday spirit. Even if it is in a small Southern city.