6th Annual Merry Merchants12/14/2012
Hours: 5pm - 8pm
Location: Columbia State Historic Park
Contact: 532-1850 or 536-1672
The Columbia Chamber of Commerce and its Merry Merchants invite you to enjoy an evening of old fashioned Christmas charm in Columbia State Historic Park. Columbia's merchants are open for business Friday evening, December 14, from 5 to 8 pm, for stress-free shopping in the tradition of times gone by. Columbia is decorated for the Christmas season with traditional boughs and wreaths, and docents will be decked out in their old-time finery.
Greet Father Christmas at the Tibbits House and receive a gift of freshly-made gingerbread -- bring your camera if you'd like a picture with Father Christmas! Children will sing Christmas carols, and all can enjoy traditional food and drink from Columbia stores, such as roasted chestnuts, gingerbread and hot chocolate.
Take a free carriage ride on Main Street, and view the fanciful gingerbread houses on display in the Columbia House Restaurant. If you'd like to enter this free contest, make a decorate a gingerbread house and deliver to the Columbia House on Main and State Streets by 5 pm December 14. Judging is at 6 pm. Call Carolyn Prindle at 588-9704 for more information on the contest.
The Merry Merchants event is fun for all ages. For more information, call 532-1850 or the Columbia Chamber of Commerce at 536-1672 or visit columbiacalifornia.com.
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