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Granville Country Christmas begins Dec. 8
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The 13th Annual Granville Country Christmas will be Dec. 8 in the historic town of Granville where Christmas is celebrated in a grand fashion.  

This year’s event is entitled “Winter Wonderland” and will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  This years event will have many new features of which one will be storybook reading of Liz Bennett’s new book “Roadie, The Big Red Mule” which is Granville original adaptation of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. At the Granville Museum there will be a “Santa’s Workship”

For children from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where children will create gifts for their parents as well as having the opportunity to purchase gifts from 50 cents to $5. At 2 p.m. the Granville Christmas Parade will occur followed by a special visit of Santa at Granville Museum from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with Bennett’s book being read to children at the beginning of this time.  

Country Christmas will also feature the Christmas Train ride for children as well as numerous other rides.

Granville Country Christmas is known for its great Christmas Musicals and this years will be entitled “Winter Wonderland” which will occur at Granville United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. featuring Cumberland University Singers, Carolyn Cathey and Granville United Methodist Church Choir.  The Cumberland University Singers will also perform in special concert 15 mintues before each these musicals. Debi & the DooWoops will also perform a musical at 1:00 p.m. entitled a Traditional Christmas Musical which will also occur at Granville United Methodist Church.  

The Granville Museum will have the Festival of Trees exhibit from Nov. 28 to Dec. 29 which will feature the stories

And heritage of Christmas told by Christmas Trees of each era of history. As you walk thru this holiday exhibit, history will come to life and stories remembered. 

The 1880 historic Sutton Homestead is featuring a special exhibit entitled Winter Wonderland thru Dec. 29  where you will stroll

Through the past as you view Christmas trees decorated with vintage paper dolls, Christmas postcards from the 1930s and a 1940s tree

With memories from World War II. You will also enjoy the decorated 1950s cedar tree, fashion and marvel at the glitz, glitter and silver tree of the 1960s dining room as guides tell you the stories of time past.  The Homestead also features a 1820s log cabin decorated a pioneer family would have celebrated Christmas. The Homestead Antique Car Museum is also featuring a Antique Toy Display through Dec. 29 as well.  

This years Country Christmas will feature a new event at 5:15 p.m. entitled a “Candlelight Walking Tour of Granville” as a guided tour of homes and church of Granville will be toured with history portrayed at each location.  The cost is $5 and reservations can be made by calling (931)653-4151.  This years event will also feature the annual Dr. Glenn Watts Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting and the 10 a.m. 

Dedication of the Beverly Sutton Doll Museum at Sutton General Store.  Sutton Ole Time Music Hour will feature Christmas Bluegrass Dinner Shows each Saturday night in December at 5 and 6 p.m. with the featured band on Dec. 8 being The Ballinger Family. For more information please call (931)653-4151 or granvilletn.com.