Spirited festival lights up Belgrade with day-long celebration
Belgrade Community Coalition will present the 2018 Belgrade Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 8th with events running throughout the day.
Beginning at 8am, a delicious pancake breakfast kicks things off at the Belgrade High School Special Events Center, located at 220 Spooner Rd. Activities to follow include holiday shopping vendors, Christmas Carnival and kids activities, live music, photos with Santa, culinary and gingerbread house contests, 5K Jingle Jog, and more. Events will run until 3pm.
Head over to the Belgrade Senior Center from 3–5pm for Story Time and Music with The Grinch! Music Kate will share an interactive, energetic, and engaging reading of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas during this free community event. Story time will be followed by a short holiday sing-along and treats. Fun for kids of all ages.
The event will close with a celebration from 5–8pm in Downtown Belgrade on Main and Broadway. Stop by for warm drinks and eats, live nativity, caroling, Library activities and book sale, as well as a lighting ceremony with Santa himself! Many Belgrade businesses will also be hosting open houses during the celebration. For a complete schedule of events and further event information, please visit www.belgradecommunitycoalition.com.
Belgrade Community Coalition is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate a stronger sense of community in Belgrade. The organization consistently works toward its 2020 Vision: a reality where Belgrade’s citizens feel physically and personally connected to the community and proud to call it their home. •