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Christmas events set for week: South Point festivities are Saturday; Coal Grove parade is Friday

SOUTH POINT — With the holiday season fully under way, there are several Christmas-themed events set for the county this week.

Probably the biggest of the week is People for the Point’s annual Christmas Extravaganza, which is set for Saturday.

The event will run from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. and will include a pancake breakfast from morning to noon, along with crafters, vendors, a children’s area and a visit by Santa and Dasher, a live reindeer.

Kids will be able visit with Santa and Dasher until noon, followed by a showing of the Rankin-Bass holiday special “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” starting at 1 p.m. Concessions will be available at an additional cost.

The cost of the pancake breakfast is $5 and free for children under who come with a paying adult. There is no additional cost for the kids area, the movie or to have photos with Santa.

Chris Smith, the president of People for the Point, said all money raised would go into the group’s work.

“It will fund our projects, activities and future event,” he said.
Other event set for the week include the annual tree lighting at Triangle Park in the village of Chesapeake, set for tonight.

Featuring music performances by area schools, it will end with a visit and photos with Santa. Hot chocolate will be provided.

The event, organized by the Chesapeake Area Citizens Coalition, begins at 6 p.m.

While on Friday, the annual Coal Grove Christmas parade, organized by the Coal Grove Betterment Club, will take place.

Following a route up Marion Pike, the parade will step off at 6 p.m., with the parade’s line-up beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Also set for this weekend are a Breakfast with Santa at Symmes Valley High School, from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $5. And the annual Historic Church Walk will take place in Ironton, starting at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church.