Lafayette begins winter of wonders

December 16, 2013 by  

Friday, December 6 marked the first ‘It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette’ holiday celebration. The free community event was hosted in Lafayette’s Plaza Park, and kicked off the holidays in style. Despite the chilly rain, many merrymakers still came out to celebrate the occasion.

The event started at 4:00 pm, and there was plenty to do and see. A holiday-themed parade started at the Lafayette Historical Society, and arrived at the Plaza Park at 4:30 pm. Leading the parade was Santa Claus himself, perched upon the fire engine known as Old Betsy.

After the parade, Santa stuck around to talk to the gathered children and hand out goodie bags. Local student performers of all ages were on the scene to provide musical entertainment, and the Town Hall Theatre performers hosted a seasonal sing-along. Attendees also had the chance to create homemade Christmas tree ornaments made from recycled and sustainable natural materials. A local designer was on hand to assist with the arts and crafts projects. At 5:30 pm, the park’s 15-foot tree was finally lit.

Keeping out the chill was made a little easier with the complimentary hot chocolate provided at the event. Anyone feeling peckish could also purchase more filling fare from the food trucks on site for the occasion.

For the event, organizers created a colorful, cheerful flyer to spread the word about the event, which is a good example of how flyer printing can be a first-class way to provide information about community events.