The Bishop Chamber of Commerce is busy planning several fun & festive Christmas events and now is the time to sign up to participate.
The parade is set for Saturday, December 2nd, beginning at 4:30pm and this year’s theme is “Christmas of the Future.” Everyone is encouraged to decorate parade entries with lots of lights incorporating the theme – use your imagination! Parade entry forms are now available and due by November 23rd.
Just before the parade, Bishop Rotary Clubs will host the annual Santa Mile fun run. Immediately after the parade, there will be a Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of the Bishop City Park. Kids can visit Santa in the park gazebo after the parade until 6:30pm. Don’t miss the Academy Street Party with live music and many vendors. Shop, sip & dine downtown at the many merchants that will stay open late.
On Saturday, December 9th, Railroad Express will return to Laws Railroad Museum and Historical Site. From 10am until 3pm, families will enjoy holiday crafts & activities, train rides, Smokey Bear, Santa Claus, wagon rides and refreshments. Admission is $20 for those over 12 years old; $15 for ages 3 through 12; and free for kids under 3. Tickets are available now on Eventbrite.
The chamber is also organizing the ever-popular “Shop Local Holiday Raffle.” Participating merchants will have raffle boxes and entry forms; shoppers can enter once at each location and prizes will include gift certificates from participating merchants. The grand prize will be a $500 local shopping spree. Interested businesses should contact April at the Chamber as soon as possible.
For more information, stop by the Bishop Chamber, 690 N. Main Street or call 760-873-8405.