XENIA — It’s Thanksgiving day but those who can’t wait for Christmas are getting their opportunities to enjoy a bit of their favorite holiday.
The area “Holiday Music Station” is playing Christmas songs on the radio, stores are decked out with tinsel and trim (and have been since Halloween), and now the fresh-cut Christmas trees are beginning to show up in the area.
The Rural King store in West Park Square, for one, has a supply of the fresh-cuts proudly displayed in front near its main door and a drive down Progress will show you the annual Boy Scout Troop 165 Christmas Tree fund raiser is ready to go, once the load of trees arrives.
Even though Thanksgiving is later this year, trimming back the number of shopping days between the turkey and the gifts, many are predicting stronger holiday sales in 2013.
The post-Thanksgiving change to the Christmas theme also includes the individual cities and villages getting in the spirit.
Xenia’s Hometown Christmas will return Saturday, Dec. 14, from 4-8 p.m. But prior to that, the season will kick off the night after Thanksgiving with the opening of the Clifton Mill’s annual light display.
Other events include Jamestown’s Small Town Christmas Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The tree lighting in Jamestown will be at 6:30 p.m. that Friday, followed by the annual Christmas parade.
Cedarville joins in on Saturday, Dec. 7 with Little Town of Lights while Spring Valley’s annual Christmas in the Village will be held Sunday, Dec. 8.
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