Light Up Elkin & Holiday Market

Every year, the friendly town of Elkin celebrates the start of the holiday season by LIGHTING UP Main Street the first Friday in December. And this year, those Light Up Elkin festivities have expanded to include the entire weekend of Dec. 7-9.

The traditional light up ceremony is set for Friday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. and the festivities continue throughout the night. They include puppet shows, kids train rides, lantern parade, dance performances and the ever-popular Santa’s Mailbox.

The Foothills Arts Council hosts its annual Holiday Craft & Gift Market inside Coley Hall at The Liberty all weekend long, capped by the Elkin Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Sunday.