The Village Holiday open house drew a good crowd last night, despite the fact that the rain started falling just minutes before the tree lighting. This is year 32 for the open house sponsored by the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce.
The evening started off with the tree lighting at the Magnolia Garden Center with carols led by the Magnolia Camp Fire group.
McGraw Street was closed to traffic and merchants invited everyone to visit and enjoy snacks and libations. This is the kick off to the holiday shopping season and a nice effort by our local shops and restaurants. The Magnolia Voice urges readers to consider shopping local whenever possible this year.
Santa was in place in front of ACE Hardware handing out treats to kids.
At Cocoa and Cream crowds lined up to sample ice cream.
At Leroux they were handing out grown up beverages.
And nothing says holiday season like a bunch of grown men in Santa hats!