Are you having trouble getting into the holiday spirit? Wanting to share in something a little different? Hoping to share in the JOY of Christmas with those you love? For these reasons, along with the desire to connect with my community, I am super excited about DeWitt’s Hometown Christmas event!
I love living in DeWitt, a community where it is so evident that residents take great pride in where they live. Not only is DeWitt beautiful on any given day throughout the year, but during Hometown Christmas, the downtown truly shines! As I was running errands yesterday, I noticed the large stone pots in the Downtown District were being filled with lush, seasonal greenery. The plants were the perfect complement to the holiday lights that were recently put up by a number of community volunteers and the DCDC. DeWitt sincerely is a great community we live in where there are many people who come together for the greater good.
I have many fond memories from the Window Walk of years past. I adore the nostalgic feeling one gets as you stroll the streets, peeking in store front windows. It makes me think fondly of a time where everything wasn’t as technologically spun as it is today. You can see the children and adults enjoying their ‘job’ in the window. The bright eyes of the passersby seem to fuel the fire of those behind the glass.
As if the live window displays aren’t enough to get your attention, one of my favorite parts of the walk is the bonfire the fireman host. My kids love s‘mores and they idolize fireman, so it is even sweeter to see them participating in such an event and sharing a gooey treat and friendly smile. Also, many businesses host warming stations or holiday activities for kids to do within their business! My kids have gotten the opportunity to frost their own sugar cookies, make holiday ornaments and even go around downtown and searched for the Elf on the Shelf in the Live Window Displays! What a fun and festive event this truly is!!
So get into the Holiday spirit tomorrow in DeWItt and attend DeWitt’s Hometown Christmas! The weather couldn’t be more perfect for a December night. Grab the chance to mingle on the streets with the ones you love. While you’re out, take a moment (I bet you’ll find many) to cherish the genuine spirit in the air. My family and I will see you there!
-Angie Hill, DeWitt Resident and Mother