Coming Home For Christmas

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The holiday season will officially open in Greenville Saturday with the annual Coming Home For Christmas event.

New activities include the showing of the 1983 movie. “A Christmas Story,” with cast members in attendance, and a lighted Christmas parade.

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce and city tourism are sponsoring the event.

Kaley Woker, chamber and tourism director, told us about the movie screening will begin with a meet and greet with cast members starting at 3:30 PM in the Greenville High School auditorium. The show will begin at 4 PM and will be followed by another chance to meet with cast members of the movie.

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The cost to see the movie, at the GHS auditorium, is $10 for adults, $7 for those 6 through 12, and free for those 5 and under.

Advance tickets are available at Bradford National Bank, the Chamber office, Watson’s, and First National Bank.

The public will also be able to meet the cast members later in downtown Greenville. The celebrity guests will sign autographs after the parade and courthouse lighting in the old Masonic building on the corner of Second and Main. There will be a fee for autographs.

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The parade begins at 6:15 p.m. and the courthouse lighting is at 7 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in their house to greet children, following the courthouse lighting. The house is on the north side of the courthouse.