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Peabody, Hillsboro plan events next week

Hillsboro’s annual Down Home Christmas is planned for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3, and Peabody’s annual Come Home for Christmas will be 4 to 7 p.m. the same day.

Hillsboro’s event will feature food and drinks from downtown merchants, including a chili lunch, plus music, vendors, museum events, carriage rides, Mrs. Claus reading stories, a visit from the Grinch, and crafts at the library.

The day’s finale will be a 3 p.m. tree lighting ceremony with Santa escorted by first responders.

In Peabody, an 11 a.m. vendor showcase at Peabody American Legion will precede Come Home for Christmas. Home-based businesses, crafts and a bake sale will be featured.

Santa will be at the Legion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Story time will be at 1:30 p.m. A parade is planned for 4 p.m. Afterward, Santa and Mrs. Claus will pose for pictures.

Other downtown events will include a caricature artist, carriage rides, inflatables, a scavenger hunt, peppernuts, and more. A lighting ceremony will be at 7 p.m.

Last modified Nov. 23, 2022