Grenada's Holiday Events
Embracing the Festive Spirit: A Guide to Grenada's Holiday Events
As the holiday season approaches, the charming town of Grenada transforms into a winter wonderland, brimming with festive cheer and delightful activities. From the second week of November through December 31, Grenada and its historic downtown district come alive with a plethora of holiday events and traditions, creating a magical atmosphere for residents and visitors alike.
Grenada Area Chamber's Holiday Open House
Kicking off the holiday festivities is the Grenada Area Chamber’s Holiday Open House, a cherished event that takes place in the second week of November. During this special occasion, retailers in the area extend their hours, offering enticing specials, discounts, and more. It’s the perfect opportunity for locals to get a head start on their holiday shopping while enjoying the festive ambiance of the town.
Holiday Market in Downtown Grenada's Historic District
For those seeking unique and handmade gifts, the Holiday Market in Downtown Grenada’s Historic District is a must-visit destination. Featuring a dazzling array of festive crafts, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts, and boutique clothing, this market is a treasure trove for holiday shoppers. Stroll through the cobblestone streets and discover the perfect presents for your loved ones while immersing yourself in the holiday spirit.
Christmas Display Lighting at Highways 8/51
From November through December 31, the town is aglow with the magic of the season, thanks to the Christmas Display lighting at Highways 8/51. The dazzling lights and decorations create a picturesque scene, turning the town into a festive landscape that radiates holiday joy. Take a leisurely drive through the illuminated streets and immerse yourself in the enchanting holiday atmosphere.
Grenada Area Chamber's Christmas Parade
Marking the first Friday in December, the Grenada Area Chamber’s Christmas Parade is a highlight of the holiday season. Spectators line the streets to witness a procession of beautifully decorated floats, marching bands, and festive participants spreading holiday cheer. The parade is a heartwarming tradition that brings the community together to celebrate the spirit of the season.c
Downtown Square Tree Lighting and Carriage Rides
The first Saturday in December is dedicated to the Downtown Square Tree Lighting, a magical event that transforms the heart of Grenada into a festive spectacle. Enjoy the enchanting glow of the tree lights, take a charming carriage ride through the decorated streets, and savor hot beverages that warm the soul. It’s an evening filled with laughter, joy, and the warmth of community spirit.
Santa Sightings, Movie Nights, and More
Throughout the holiday season, keep an eye out for Santa sightings, adding an extra touch of magic to Grenada’s festivities. Whether it’s Santa making appearances at local events or surprise visits to shops and gatherings, the jolly old fellow is sure to bring smiles to faces of all ages. Additionally, indulge in the cozy charm of holiday-themed movie nights and other special events that make the season even more memorable.