Have yourself a
Merry Little Christmas at the Old Fashioned Christmas Festival
The City of Leesville will be hosting an Old Fashioned Christmas Festival from 8 a.m. Dec. 12, 2015 in the Main Street District.

The festival will spotlight Main Street District merchants and the special promotions they have to offer for the Christmas season.

Thus far, organizations and Main Street Merchants will be offering the following:

The Main Street Market will offer another special holiday market from 8 to 3 p.m. The wonderful regular vendors will be joined by some great new vendors so you can get your last minute Christmas gifting taken care of. Most vendors will have homemade or handmade items. A Fair Trade  jewelry seller, a local photographer, and much more will also be available! Many of our vendors will be able to take custom orders, this can include woodworking, baking, sewing and embroidery and more. Be sure to stop in, grab a snack, listen to some great music, and support a local small business owner!

The Pilot Club will be hosting their their 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run (Reindeer Color Run) at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is $30 and ends December 4. Late registration is $35. A team of 5 or more is $20/person. This is a color run so please wear white and dress in holiday style. Registration forms can be picked up at Merchants and Farmers Bank Main Branch and Russel's Gift Shop. Please contact Glenda Dowden at (337) 208-8326 or Betty Westerchil (337) 397-0599 for more information.

Jillybeans will offer $20 Santa Plates, a free plate of cookies, and 50% off all ornaments. Jillybeans is located at 303 E Texas St, Leesville.

Stop by the Gift Gallery at Phoenix for a cup of apple cider, as well as a free Christmas ornament with the purchase of three or more Hallmark cards! The Gift Gallery is located at 101 N 3rd St, Leesville. For more information call (337) 239-2552.

Merle Norman/Russell's Gift Shop will offer a special Merle Norman gift with the purchase of two or more products. In the gift section, receive a special gift with a purchase of $10 or more. Special discounts, treats, and more will be available. This shop is located at 100 N 3rd St, Leesville. Call Diane at (337) 239-3668 for more information!

Sweet Thing will offer half off of a hot chocolate with the purchase of another hot chocolate. Sweet Thing Bakeshop is located at 203 E Lee St, Leesville. Give the shop a call at (337) 424-7468 for more information.

Fatboy and Skinny's will offer a 10% discount when you mention the City of Leesville's Christmas Festival. Fatboy and Skinny's is located at 303 S 5th St, Leesville. Call them at (337) 404-3933.

The Vernon Middle School Choir will be performing on the Courthouse steps at 4 p.m. immediately preceding the parade. Be expecting a spectacular performance of classic Christmas tunes.

The Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Christmas Parade at 5 p.m., with Grand Marshall Carolyn Bosley, principal at Rosepine Elementary and state of Louisiana Principal of the Year. Pictures with Santa will  be offered immediately following the parade at the VFW Hall located at 205 E Harriet St, Leesville. Parents will receive a 5X7 of their child with Santa at no charge. 

Main Street merchants or vendors who would like to include their promotions in the festival should call Caitlin Chelette at 238-2284 or by email at caitlin.chelette@leesvillela.gov .

Organizations who would like to participate should call Caitlin for more information regarding vendor space and fees.

Visit the City of Leesville or Leesville Main Street on Facebook for more information.