Bellville’s 41st annual celebration of Small Town Christmas began Sunday night with the Little Mister and Miss Small Town Christmas pageant.
Named the 2023 pageant winners were James Beamon and Sadie-Kate Niceley.
The two will be featured in Friday’s lighted parade through downtown Bellville and the lighting of the courthouse tree, which will kick off a packed weekend of holiday festivities.
Some of the events to look forward to on Friday include fun at the Mini-Park like a real snow slide, inflated activity area with a swing and an obstacle course, a petting zoo, and mechanical bulls. There will also be non-profit food and drink vendors at the Jim Bishop Pavilion, photos with Santa at the Mini-Park Gazebo, and a street dance with the Red Bulls.
In addition, Saturday will have numerous vendors to browse through on the courthouse square and at the pavilion, plus food trucks, music and performances. St. John’s Lutheran Church will host a live nativity on Saturday and Sunday.
To see a full schedule of events, go to www.bellvillesmalltownchristmas.com.