CHRISTMAS ON MAIN BRINGS HOLIDAY JOY TO HUNDREDS
January 4, 2024
The 2023 Christmas on Main celebration brought more than 50 vendors and artisans to Oxford’s downtown and even more smiles to the hundreds who came to be a part of the special holiday event sponsored by Historic Main Street Oxford on Saturday, Dec. 11.
Although cut short in hours due to bad weather threats, there was no shortage of food, fun and some early Christmas shopping for those who took advantage of the unseasonably warm temperatures to take a stroll through the annual event which has grown over the years.
Christmas is for the children, and they had plenty to do all afternoon including riding a miniature train, being read to by Christmas characters and having their faces painted. They also enjoyed a romp in the snow which can just as much fun man-made as it is falling from the skies.
The sounds of Christmas filled the air as Simmons Park played host to the song stylings of the Miss Alabama Volunteers and members of the Oxford High School Concert Choir, all decked out in the holiday fashions of the Victorian era.
Mayor Alton Craft did the honors of hitting the “on” switch for the city’s Christmas tree, followed by a candlelight rendition of “Silent Night” by all those who came to watch and take part in the tree lighting ceremony.
All of the businesses in Historic Downtown Oxford are decked out for the Christmas season, with many offering holiday specials, and look forward to helping customers find just the right items and gifts for those needing to complete their shopping lists.