Hannibal Gets Into The Christmas Spirit

HANNIBAL, NY – Local merchants and organizations will be hosting Hannibal’s annual Country Christmas celebration the weekend of November 22 and 23 at various locations in the town and village.

Santa and his elf talk with the recipient of a gift at Hannibal's Christmas Tree Lighting.
Santa and his elf talk with the recipient of a gift at Hannibal’s Christmas Tree Lighting.

Each participating location will be indicated by a red and white “Country Christmas” sign.

Those who visit the participants are invited to pick up a punch card and an Elves Guide at the first location visited.

The Elves Guide indicates the locations open only on Saturday.

Those who visit all locations on Saturday and Sunday are invited to leave their punch card at the last location visited to be eligible for door prize drawings to be held Sunday afternoon.

Three highlights of the weekend are the Christmas Tree Festival, tree and wreath silent auction, hosted by the Friends of the Hannibal Library; the craft fair at the Hannibal United Methodist Church and the Christmas Bureau Carnival at Kenney Middle School, hosted by Hannibal Home and School.

On Sunday afternoon, Santa will arrive in the village square at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Each child will have an opportunity to visit with Santa and will receive a gift.

Children will also be given Christmas tree ornaments to hang on the village Christmas tree.

Kami’s Kix Dance Studio will perform, Port Byron Brass will provide holiday music, local organizations focusing on children will have booths, and the door prize drawings will be held.

Following the drawings, the lights will be turned on and the village Christmas tree will shine throughout the holiday season.