Join Wagener for our annual Hometown Holiday Celebration and Christmas Parade, November 30 and December 1, 2012. There will be special events on Friday evening and Saturday morning, including the Christmas Parade at 11:00 on Saturday morning. Please notify Town Hall in advance if you will be placing an entry in the parade.
On Friday evening, 6 - 7:30 pm, you can catch special performances at the Pavilion. Performances include the WSHS JROTC, Busbee Corbett Elementary Middle School Chorus, the WSHS Band, seen here from another year's celebration, and the group Crossover will perform. Fireworks will be displayed following the performances.
Before the performaces, you can enjoy Open House at various businesses and churches around town. Open Houses will include refreshments, lots of decorations and great home town fellowship. You can enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride around town also, the pick-up place is at the Gazebo across from Town Hall. Also crafts will be displayed and for sale in the park starting at 5:30.
Around 7:30 pm we'll have the Tree Lighting ceremony followed by fireworks.
Take the kids to visit Santa at the gazebo across from Town Hall on Park Street Friday night or Saturday. Bring your own camera and you are welcome to take photos.
Horse and Carriage rides will be available from 5:30 - 7 PM on Friday evening. You can ride around town and view the decorations and lights. You can also use the carriage to ride from one Open House event to another. You can board at Park Street across from Town Hall. Also enjoy a visit to the Wagener Museum. The Museum is always open for Open House and this is a great night to visit the Museum if you've never done so. The Museum is located behind Town Hall.
The Annual Christmas Parade will begin at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 1. If you'd like to enter a float in the parade, you must register in advance. You can register online by clicking the Hometown Holiday Event register button at the top of this page or you can register in person at Town Hall. You can call the Town Hall at 803.564.3412. Groups participating in the parade need to be at the Corbett Middle School by 10:00 a.m. to line up.
Prior to the parade, there will be a Community Yard Sale beside the Petal Shop, starting at 8:00 a.m. Booths will be set up around the area with information on FOTAS, CPR Information and CWP. . A Car and Tractor Show will take place from 12 - 2 on Saturday. Other activities after the parade will include an auction with Surplus Equipment, CPR information booth and class, FOTAS animal shelter booth, community yard sale, Concealed weapons booth, and Dedication of the new Wagon House. The Wagon House dedication will be held at 1:00 p.m. A surplus equipment auction will be held at 2:00 p.m.
After the parade, First Baptist Church will hold children's storytime in an "Outdoor Living Room" next to the Pavilion. Get a free hot chocolate and listen to a Christmas story with your child sometime during the day! Also after the parade, WSHS FFA will be selling BBQ Chicken Sandwich plates at the Pavilion.
The CPR Foundation of the Carolinas will be in town and providing a free CPR training class at the town hall immediately after the Christmas parade. Register for the class at the CPR Foundation's booth before or during the parade.