The 30th anniversary of the Merchants Open House is today and tomorrow in downtown Woodbury. The event is a local celebration, equal parts “welcoming the holidays and a way merchants say thank you for another year of business.
Many elements will be toned down this year due to the pandemic, however the spirit will continue to shine through. Special sales and displays will return as they do each year. New this year will be a live nativity scene of the first Christmas. The picture into the past will be presented by the members of the Dillon Street Baptist Church. Hours will be from 6 until 8 pm for the scene, however shoppers will notice some of the animals arriving just a little earlier. Another new element this year will be a Christmas Parade after dark. The parade will be comprised of area merchants as they celebrate the 30th anniversary.
Everyone’s favorite, Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive by Police escort at 5 0’clock. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera for plenty of photos with the young and young at heart.
Everyone is encouraged to maintain social distancing and face masks are also recommended for everyone’s well-being.
Stores will be open into the evening and the merchant’s parade is scheduled to begin thru downtown Saturday night at 5pm.