Holiday events to kick off in Gaylordsville

Gaylordsville will host its fourth annual holiday celebration this weekend.

The schedule of events is as follows:

äThe Gaylordsville United Methodist Church on Route 7 will host its Christmas fair tonight (Friday) from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

äThe Merwinsville Hotel will open its "Christmas in Gaylordsville" celebration with a reception tonight (Friday) from 7 to 9 p.m.

Admission to the reception will be $10, while admission to the events the following two days will be free.

äThe Gaylordsville Historical Society
will hold an open house tomorrow (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located on Gaylord Road.

Gifts will be available to purchase and refreshments will be served.

äThe Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department and its Ladies Auxiliary will host a roast beef and ham dinner tomorrow (Saturday) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the firehouse, located on Route 7, just north of the Gaylordsville bridge.

Photos with Santa will take place at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 6 to 12. Children under 5 will be admitted for free.

äThe historic Brown's Forge Road hotel will also be open tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a variety of activities each day.

äThe community Christmas tree will be lit tomorrow (Saturday) at 7 p.m.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the fire department will serve hot chocolate and cookies.

Caroling will follow.

äThe life-sized crèche, created by the Elsessers, will be lighted tomorrow (Saturday) at 5 p.m. at the Elsessers' home on Gaylord Road.

From then on, the crèche will be lit from 5 to 11 p.m. every night except Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Eve, when it will be lit until 1 a.m.