Christmas in the Country begins this Friday

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Christmas in the Country, a 3-week event, will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday Nov. 29, Friday, Dec. 6, and Friday, Dec. 13. Santa will travel up Main Street to the square around 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. A tree lighting ceremony will follow at 6 p.m., and a professional fireworks show is set for 6:10 p.m. Overton County Merchants Association is planning many special events to take place around the square. Along with shopping and giveaways from local merchants, guests may partake of seasonal refreshments and a local carriage service and wagon will be offering rides around the square and side streets. Santa Claus will be available with a bring-your-own-camera set up in the Court House. Christmas music will also be featured.