The annual Christmas in the Country celebration — themed “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” — is scheduled for Dec. 4-6 at locations throughout West Feliciana Parish.
Choirs, bands and concert performances, caroling, arts and crafts, tours of homes, arts, crafts, a parade and other activities will be featured.
The schedule of events for Christmas in the Country includes:
5:30 P.M.: Voices in Motion, the Bains Lower Elementary choir, will perform on the front porch of St. Francisville Town Hall, 11936 Ferdinand St.
6 P.M.: Mayor Billy D’Aquilla will light the town Christmas tree and host a reception with fireworks kicking off the three-day event.
6 P.M. TO 8 P.M.: Peek into festively decorated homes along Ferdinand and Royal streets.
Vendors will be selling arts and crafts in Parker Park throughout the night.
7:30 A.M.: Prayer breakfast at St. Francisville United Methodist Church, 9856 Royal St., Fellowship Hall
8 A.M. AND 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast with St. Nick at Grace Episcopal Church, 11621 Ferdinand St., in Jackson Hall, hosted by the Women’s Service League. Two seatings are available, and reservations are encouraged. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased online at womensserviceleague.com.
9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.: The Women’s Service League will host a fresh wreath and Plantation Country Cookbook sale on Ferdinand Street.
10 A.M.: The West Feliciana High School Performance Choir will sing at St. Francisville United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall.
10 A.M. AND 10:30 A.M.: The inaugural Christmas on the Run 1-mile fun run and 5K begin, benefiting Relay for Life.
10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: Parker Park will be the site of bands, music, food and arts and crafts with vendors selling handcrafted jewelry, art, photographs, T-shirts, calendars, accessories, homemade goods and much more.
10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: Friends of the West Feliciana Parish Library will present its annual Christmas Tour of Homes. Tickets are on sale at the library, 5114 Burnett Road, and at each stop on the tour. Call (225) 635-3364 for information.
10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: A Colonial Christmas at Oakley Plantation, 11788 La. 965, St. Francisville, will feature cooking demonstrations.
10 A.M. TO 7 P.M.: Talented Art Walk, featuring West Feliciana High School art classes, is scheduled for Parker Park. Artwork will be displayed and sold at local shops, as well. All proceeds from sales will support student art programs.
11 A.M. TO 11:45 A.M .: A concert by the West Feliciana High School Advanced and Performance choirs at St. Francisville Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall.
NOON TO 2 P.M.: Main Street band performs in Parker Park.
2 P.M.: A Charlie Brown Christmas movie will be shown at Jackson Hall. This event is free; snacks provided.
4 P.M. TO 7 P.M.: Twilight shopping and music. Visitors are encouraged to stroll downtown at dusk for shopping and music by local bands performing outdoors.
5:30 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M.: A Colonial Christmas at Oakley Plantation will feature candlelight tours, music and wassail.
6 P.M. TO 7 P.M.: Visitors and residents encouraged to join in a community sing-along at St. Francisville United Methodist Church.
6 P.M. TO 8 P.M.: Live nativity indoors at First Baptist Church, 12404 La. 10 (at U.S. 61) in St. Francisville.
6 P.M. TO 8 P.M.: Peek into holiday-themed homes along Ferdinand and Royal streets.
10 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.: A Talented Art Walk, featuring West Feliciana High School art classes, will be held at Parker Park. Artwork will be displayed and sold at local shops, as well. All proceeds from sales will support student art programs.
10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: Parker Park will feature music, food and arts. Crafts vendors will sell handcrafted jewelry, art, photographs, T-shirts, calendars, accessories, homemade goods and much more.
11 A.M. TO 5 P.M.: The Women’s Service League hosts a wreath and cookbook sale on Ferdinand Street.
NOON TO 4 P.M.: Music in Parker Park by the Angola Traveling Band.
2 P.M.: The Women’s Service League’s Christmas Parade begins, rolling along Ferdinand and Commerce Streets.
7 P.M.: A Christmas concert will be held at Hemingbough, 10101 La. 965, featuring holiday brass and a dessert reception. Tickets can be purchased at the Bank of St. Francisville.
For more on Christmas in the Country, visit stfrancisvillefestivals.com or call St. Francisville Main Street at (225) 635-3873.