5 Don’t Miss Things Happening at Christmas in Lynchburg on Saturday

A Christmas Parade, Breakfast with Santa, and FCE Christmas Cookie Sale will all be part of Saturday’s Christmas in Lynchburg schedule. (File Photo)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The first Saturday in December is always a magical time in downtown Lynchburg as our bustling small town transforms into a winter wonderland. The air smells like fresh baked cookies and Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, reindeer, and even The Grinch lurk around every corner.

Here are our five “don’t miss” things happening on Saturday.

1 | Breakfast with Santa • It’s the tireless work of parents that makes Christmas so special for little ones and one of the perennial memory-making opportunities each holiday season is a real, live, analog experience with The Jolly One himself. Each December, Moore County High School’s Project Graduation host Breakfast with Santa at the Lynchburg Masonic Lodge. The event begins at 8 a.m. and will continue until around 10:30 a.m. Tickets can be bought in advance from any MCHS senior or by calling the high school at 931-759-4231 for $7 or at the door for $8. Santa will be onsite for a photo op for just $5 more. All proceed will benefit this year’s Project Graduation.

2 | Special Christmas Postmark at the Lynchburg Post Office • If you’ve got holiday cards to mail out, bring them on down to the Lynchburg Post Office on Saturday and mail them with a special unique Lynchburg postmark. This happens only once each year during Christmas. The Lynchburg Post Office can accept cards to be hand-postmarked and mailed on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

3 | The FCE Cookie Sale • It’s no secret that the women of Moore County can bake y’all. Every year the Moore County Family and Community Education (FCE) ladies show up and show out during their annual Christmas Cookie Sale inside the IBIS Building. Let us give you a hint: Get there early because they will run out. The sale starts at 9 a.m.

4 | Lynchburg Christmas Parade • The annual Christmas Parade happens on Saturday. The parade line-up for decorating and judging begins at 12:30 p.m. in Wiseman Park. The parade begins at 2 p.m. Call or text 931-212-5267 by December 1 to register your float or organization for the parade. Horses and walkers need not register. Prize money and ribbons will be awarded.

5 | Shop Local and Earn a Collectible Ornament • Not only will all the local, small businesses be open on Saturday but there will also be two additional unique opportunities to buy local during Christmas in Lynchburg. There will also be a Christmas in Lynchburg Arts & Crafts Fair featuring lots of handmade local items like art, clothing, gifts, and baked goods. If you shop local, save your receipts. If you spend $50, you’ll earn a free 2022 Lynchburg Collectible Ornament that will be available for this one day only. Just go to Lynchburg Gifts & More to claim for ornament while supplies last.

If you’d like to see a complete schedule of events, click here.

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently-owned, community newspaper located in Lynchburg, Tennessee the home of The Jack Daniel Distillery. We focus on public service, non-partisan, rural journalism. We cover the Metro Moore County government, local tourism, Moore County schools, high school sports, Motlow State Community College, as well as whiskey industry news and regional and state stories that affect our readers.}