TROY — Santa Claus is coming to town, and the elves at Troy Main Street are welcoming him in style on Friday, Nov. 24 with the Grand Illumination.
The Grand Illumination kicks off in downtown Troy at 4 p.m. with the Kris Kringle Market located at the Rec. The market offers people the opportunity to purchase quality, handmade gifts at low prices. Carriage rides will be held on the Public Square from 5-8:30pm, and free warm drinks, baked goods, and ornaments will be available the entire evening.
“We are very excited to host the Grand Illumination,” said Nicole Loy, executive director of Troy Main Street. “The Grand Illumination brings an enhanced sense of community and holiday cheer. It’s both comforting and magical.”
Musical performances will begin on stage at 6 p.m. This year, Troy City Schools’ American Sign Language students will sign and sing along to holiday tunes. The Melody Men Barbershop Chorus is returning to the stage for the second year in a row, and Troy Mayor Mike Beamish will perform a Troy rendition of “The Month Before Christmas.”
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be escorted downtown in a fire truck and will light the Christmas tree and the rest of downtown.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to bring together the entire family,” Loy said. “We can’t wait to see the joy on everyone’s faces as Santa and Mrs. Claus light the night.”