Holiday Events Adapt to Forecast

Holiday activities are planned for Downtown Laurens tonight and Saturday. The Laurens County Museum is having a “Merry Market” from 4:00 until 8:00 this evening. It’s being held in the Witherspoon Building on the Square, on Main Street.

Laurens Main Street Director Jonathan Irick said that the Laurens Lights Tour begins at the Museum, but he notes there are two options for the Lights Tour.

“You can take the Trolley Ride from the Square. We will be selling the tickets and loading and unloading there at the second set of doors for the Laurens Museum on Main Street. For $5 a person you can take the trolley, which will take you up West Main, over to South Harper and down to the park. You can then get off and take the Tinsel Tram. Or you can go directly to the park and for $3 you can just take the Tinsel Tram along the walking trail.”

With the likelihood of rain Saturday night, Irick said that for Saturday, “We will not be doing the Tinsel Town tours at the park; however, we will still be doing the Trolley tours from the Museum.”

The Laurens Lights Tours are set for 6:00 to 8:00 tonight and Saturday night, with the Tinsel Tram Tours on the walking trail only this evening.

The Laurens County Museum is having the Merry Market in the Witherspoon Building this evening from 4:00 until 8:00 and Saturday from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. Its featuring Artists, crafters and vendors with great gift ideas. The museum’s gift shop will have a wide variety of items for children and adults.

From 5:00 until 6:00 this afternoon, Christmas music by the Y Strings can be heard in the Witherspoon Building. Tomorrow morning, the Coffee Roost will have a station with delicious hot chocolate to warm everyone, and CD’s Barbeque will have lunch items.

A $5 admission goes to support the activities of the Laurens County Museum. Children 12 & under admitted free.  The Merry Market promises to have something of interest for all!

The Annual Reindeer Run for the Laurens Y is also scheduled this weekend, rain-or-shine.