Light Up Madison a success

Madison really got into the Christmas spirit this past weekend with the celebration of Light Up Madison. Coordinated by the Kiwanis Club, Light Up Madison was held Saturday, Dec. 5. The evening kicked off with a performance by the Children’s Bell Choir from Madison Church of God, with a great recital performed by the girls at Becky’s Dance Steps Studio following in front of the Courthouse Annex. The girls wowed the crowd with their 45-minute recital, “Step Into Christmas,” which featured different varieties of music and festive Christmas outfits. The Jingle Jog began at 5 p.m. The lighting of the trees followed after, along with the parade at 6 p.m. There were many wonderful participants in the parade, including the Senior Citizens Council of Madison County, the highly-anticipated Christmas Jeeps and others. It was truly an enchanted evening as Four Freedoms Park became all aglow with bright Christmas lights and a beautiful nativity scene by John Fine. Winter Wonderland was held at the park, with arts and crafts, games and even a movie held at 6:30 p.m. The Rural Art Theater pact also featured live mannequins for everyone to enjoy. The fun-filled evening concluded with a visit from Santa Claus, who took photos with children around Range Street. Every year, Light Up Madison seems to get better, leaving locals excited for what’s to come next year.Light up madison_01Light up madison_02

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