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Carencro to hold Old Fashioned Christmas and Country Christmas events

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The City of Carencro will host the 20th year of two Christmas themed events this week in Downtown Carencro.

Carencro Old Fashioned Christmas

The Carencro Old Fashioned Christmas will be held on Friday, December 1st from 6 pm to 9 pm and begin the lighting of the City Christmas Tree. Attendees have the opportunity to go a-caroling during the evening; the winners of the Home and Business Holiday Decor contest will be announced. Gumbo and hot chocolate will be served for all those who attend. The event will be held in downtown Carencro at City Hall.

Carencro Country Christmas

On Saturday, December 2nd the city will hold its Carencro Country Christmas at the Carencro Community Center. The event begins at 8 am with a 5k run sponsored by Carencro High School. Registration for the 5k can be found at chsbears5k.com.

From 9 am to 3 pm over 100 vendors will be on hand selling arts and crafts and traditional holiday entertainment from local choirs, talents, and dancers will happen throughout the day. At 10 am Santa Claus will arrive in Carencro to kick-off the holiday season. Guests can take photos with Santa at the Carencro Community Center, there may be a surprise in store for children who visit with Santa.

Admission is Free, but a suggested donation of a brand new toy for the Toys for Tots Drive is appreciated.

More information can be found at the city's website, carencro.org or by calling Margaret Rozas at 337-896-6689 or 337-280-9570

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