Christmas parade, indoor bazaar highlights Dinwiddie holiday season

By: Sherry Williams Kidd | Twitter: @DinwiddieMonitr
Posted: December 9, 2018 | 1:45 p.m. 

DINWIDDIE – Wow—it is once again December in Dinwiddie County! There will be parties, family gatherings, picking out the perfect tree, Dinwiddie’s Grand Illumination, decorating, shopping for presents, holiday food, and so many other glorious things that make this the most wonderful season of the year! With all the goings-on, don’t forget two of Dinwiddie’s most festive and fun activities of the entire season—the annual Dinwiddie Christmas Parade, and the Celebrate the Season Indoor Bazaar!

The Celebrate the Season Indoor Christmas Bazaar will be held prior to, and while the annual Dinwiddie Christmas Parade is taking place. On Saturday, December 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission to this festive holiday bazaar. There will be extraordinary opportunities for amazing one-of-a-kind Christmas gift-giving ideas! The Celebrate the Season Christmas Bazaar will be held at the Dinwiddie Elementary School, 13811 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, Virginia 23841.

The Bazaar will feature hands-on children activities, many artisan vendors offering a wide variety of unique homemade and handcrafted goods, business vendors, food vendors, an oh-so-fun petting zoo, exciting pony rides, and so much more!  Over 50 unique artisans and vendors are expected!

“Celebrate the Season provides shoppers a great opportunity to purchase unique gifts for the holiday season,” said Andrew J. Hardy, Community Development, Dinwiddie County. “The Bazaar showcases a variety of local and regional artisan vendors. If you are looking for that special gift this holiday season, come check out this exceptional event.”

The Bazaar will feature fresh local honey, candles, arts & crafts, sweet treats, custom corn hole bags, and so much more! You name it, and they will probably have it! Just a few of the vendors for the Bazaar will be: It’s Marble-ous, Taylor Made, Wreaths Galore & More, Lisa’s Corn Hole Bags, Better Bling Jewelry, Sunrise Shea Butter, Earthly Treasures, Horseshoe Candles and Crafts, Willows Bend Farm, Pixie Perfect Pretties, Wreaths 2 A-Door, LuLaRoe, Black Dog Provisions, One Hive Farm, Bishop’s BBQ, Funcakes, and many more!!!!

For additional information on the Dinwiddie County Celebrate the Season Indoor Christmas Bazaar, contact Dinwiddie County, VA at 804-732-1100 or review www.discoverdinwiddie.com.

Absolutely no other event is as thrilling to a child during the Christmas season, then the annual Christmas parade! The 2018 Dinwiddie County “Christmas Magic” Parade, will be the biggest and best ever! The Christmas Parade is presented by the Dinwiddie Chamber of Commerce.

The magical floats, each with a different seasonal theme, every unit seemingly more glorious than the others; the festive marching bands that make it almost impossible to sit still; all the loveable and zany characters; and then finally, the big man himself—the one that can grant all those Christmas wishes, Santa Claus will come into sight, signaling the end of yet another glorious Dinwiddie Christmas parade! This year’s “Christmas Magic” will take place on Saturday, December 15, beginning at 1 p.m. The parade will depart from the Dinwiddie Middle School, 11608 Courthouse Road, Dinwiddie, Virginia 23841, and will travel south along Courthouse Road. The parade will end at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Boydton Plank Road (U.S. Route 1).

For additional event details and information on the Dinwiddie “Christmas Magic” Parade, follow the event on Facebook at Dinwiddie County Christmas Parade or at www.dinwiddiechamber.org.

What to do so you don’t miss a thing? Perhaps you best start mapping out your route! Will you hit the Bazaar first, and then swing over to catch the beginning of the Parade? Or, in a very strategic move, will you catch the Parade where it begins, and then take off for the Bazaar as soon as the last float—Santa himself—goes by? Whatever your strategy, you will not want to miss either of these fantastic Dinwiddie County traditions! Merry Christmas!

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