Contact: Christy Schafer, Christmas in Bermuda Run Media liaison
The weather may be a little toasty but here in the Town of Bermuda Run, we are thinking about Christmas. The Town, the Tree-O, and countless volunteers from the community will host the 2nd Annual Christmas in the Town of Bermuda Run on Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM rain or shine at the Town Hall Gazebo in the Kinderton Business Park located on Kinderton Blvd., Bermuda Run.
“We were so thrilled by last year’s event,” Sharon Reid, one of the event’s three organizers commented. “One attendee mentioned that it was just like a “Hallmark” movie.” So how do you bring an event like this to reality, with many hands! The “Tree-O” (Rosanne Peacock, Sharon Reid, and Christy Schafer) enlisted the help of the Davie Chamber of Commerce, Smith Grove Fire Department, Steelman’s Ace Hardware, Maddie Cakes, The Bermuda Run Garden Club, Bermuda Run Country Club, the Mocksville Woman’s Club, Stroll Bermuda Run, Boy Scout Troop 732, dozens of volunteers and our business partners who collectively help to fund the event.
The fun-filled family afternoon will begin at 2:00 pm with the arrival of our Town’s own Santa and Mrs. Claus escorted with fanfare by the Smith Grove Fire Department, the Davie High School Marching Band, and the Davie High School Dancing Boots.
Santa and Ms. Claus will be available for visits and family photos in “Santa’s Cottage” Activities for children include enjoyable “Reindeer Games” on Rudolph’s Field. At the “ “To the North Pole Post Office,” children may write a letter to Santa and mail it to the North Pole. In turn, each child will receive a response from Santa’s elves in the coming days.
The “ Lady Elves Craft Shop” is an ornament-making center where parents and children will create edible bird-friendly ornaments. The edible decorations will hang on the Town tree. Stop at the “Stables of Kinderton” for a memorable holiday carriage ride pulled by horses decked out in melodic sleigh bells and carriage drivers from the Dickens era.
New this year is the “Bermuda Run Choo Choo Express.” “All Aboard” the conductor will call when the Express chugs around the Town Square. The train is suitable for both children and adults.
Along with all these activities, there will be performances by the Davie High School Marching Band, the Dancing Boots, The Appalachian Strings dulcimer players, and the combined choruses from Pinebrook and Shady Grove Elementary Schools.
Steelman’s Ace Hardware, Bermuda Run Country Club, The Mocksville Woman’s Club, Maddie Cakes, and Stroll Bermuda Run will provide free festive holiday treats. Funnel Cakes, Coffee, and SNO Cones will be available for purchase from vendors.
Do you like tacky colorful Christmas sweaters? Do you wear them proudly during the holiday season? Volunteers will judge a Tacky Sweater Contest for the adults. So, dress up in your tackiest of tacky! Barry Rentz, The Musical Jukebox provides holiday music for the day.
The event will culminate with the Town’s lighting of its Christmas tree and a good old-fashioned Christmas carol sing-along. We hope you will join us. The event is free to the public. Expect antics from our resident elves!
For more information regarding this event, to donate or volunteer, please email us at TreeOBR@gmail.com.