GRAYSON Area chamber of commerce

Hometown Holidays Events

December 3rd & 4th on Main Street Grayson, KY

The Chamber is pleased to promote our member events, open houses and special entertainments that celebrate the Christmas Season!

Register for Grayson Christmas Parade 2021

THEME: "Dear Santa," Celebrating Christmas Wishes

PARADE DATE: Saturday evening, December 4, 2021. Line up at 5 pm. Parade starts at 5:30 pm.
LINE UP on US 60 West in Grayson, near Wilhoit State Farm Insurance office. Park on side of road.

AWARDS GIVEN FOR 1) Best Use of Theme 2) Best Overall and 3) Best use of lights.
NO SANTAs PLEASE. The parade builds to the appearance of the one and only Santa in the parade escorted by the Grayson Fire Department.

Please try to enter by December 2, at noon. Your entry number will be assigned and made available to you by email on Friday, Dec. 3. After that deadline, late entries will be accepted but your number and place the parade route will be assigned on the night of the event.

Click here to register

Sign-ups for the Carter County Merry & Bright Christmas Light Trail begin on Sunday November 28th!!!

Our Main Street Businesses are being encouraged to decorate their shops and store fronts to make the town feel festive. We are also asking them to stay open a little longer than normal on Friday so you can get the opportunity to visit each one. Drawings for prizes will be available at each shop. including a $500 valued prize courtesy of Members Choice Credit Union.

WGOH & WUGO Go Radio have created a "Christmas Radio Station" that will be broadcast on Main Street and the local vicinity at 88.9 FM beginning December 1st through December 26th. All Christmas Music with little reminders of what our merchants have in store for you! We thank Go Radio & Suddenlink for their contribution towards this. 

Get ready to enjoy the fun of hometown shopping and merriment as the Christmas Parade, Merry & Bright Light Trail, Grayson Volunteer Fire Department Lights and "GVFD Pop Up Parades" Hometown Holidays and Market 474 bring seasonal joy back to the community!

Hometown Holidays thanks our sponsors 

Additional Information:

Family Photo Opportunities (Bring your own camera)

Wilma's Dress Shop will have a Vintage Red Ford Truck (117 North Hord Street)

Grayson RECC - Classic Christmas Scene (109 Bagby Park Street)

Inflation Station - Nativity Scene (127 East Main Street)

Grayson Fire Department - Griswald Car (316 East 3rd Street)

Street Closings:

Saturday, December 4th from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Main Street from Landsdowne to Pomeroy

Inclement Weather postponement date: Saturday, December 11th, 2021

Food Opportunities include:

Johnny's Pizza, serving Candied Pecans and their regular menu

Inflation Station, serving Carmel Apple Nachos, Soups and regular menu options

Bayso's, serving Pulled Pork and regular menu

Food Trucks: Hillbilly Hibatchi, Hogs Trough, S&S Weiner Wagon

Food Stands: Hot Cider, Warm Spiced Wine, Baked Goods, and several other options

Hometown Holidays Schedule

*Subject to change"

Tuesday November 30th at 5:30 PM: Community Christmas Tree dedication & lighting - All Creatures Veterinary Care (406 East Main Street) with Kid's crafts & games, cookies, hot chocolate, Santa & your favorite holiday characters.  

Wednesday December 1st through Friday December 26th: Enjoy your Christmas favorites on "The Christmas Station" 88.9 FM programmed by Go Radio WGOH & WUGO and made possible by Suddenlink

Friday December 3rd

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM: Our Grayson Merchants will have Open Houses - Visit participating stores to register for prizes.

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM: Visit Market 474's Christmas Market, Food Trucks & Food Stands (Main Street & Pomeroy Street)

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Open Jump & Movie (5:00 PM) $5.00 - Inflation Station (127 East Main Street)

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Visit with Santa - Inflation Station

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: S'mores n More, Make-N-Take- Walking On Sunshine Spa & Shoppe (107 East Main Street)

Saturday December 4th 

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Hometown Holidays 5K Race - Contact Jessica Duncan at 606-585-4988, proceeds benefit Celebrate Recovery

9:00 AM - 12 Noon: Breakfast with Santa at Prichard Elementary (401 East Main Street), $5.00 for a meal, Downloadable pictures with Santa $5.00. Preorder your Cinnamon Rolls by calling Linda Smith at 606-316-9983

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM: Market 474's Christmas Market, Food Trucks & Food Stands  (Main Street & Pomeroy Street)

12 Noon - 9:00 PM: Open Jump & Movie (on continuous play) $5.00 - Inflation Station (127 East Main)

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Kids Train Rides by the Grayson Fire Department (Main Street)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Visit with Santa and your favorite holiday characters - Inflation Station (127 East Main) 

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Church Caroling  - Courtney Holbrook - Gazebo

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Cookie Decorating - Inflation Station (127 East Main Street)

2:30 PM: Dance with Hope Christmas Performance - Dance with Hope studio (128 East Main Street)

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: S'mores n More, Make-N-Take - Walking On Sunshine Spa & Shoppe (107 East Main Street)

3:00 PM: Decorated Bicycle Parade & Contest - Tim Preston (Main Street)

3:30 PM: Rupert's Ugly Sweater Contest - Gazebo

4:00 PM: Mountain Christmas Music - Walking On Sunshine Spa & Shoppe (107 East Main Street)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Kids Train Rides by the Grayson Fire Department (Main Street)

4:30 PM: Story Telling and Garland Making - Matt Parsons with the Grayson Public Library (116 West Main Street)

5:00 PM: Store & Grand Prize winners announced - Gazebo

5:30 PM Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Christmas Parade "A Christmas Wish" Click here to register

6:30 PM: Last chance to Visit with Santa, includes Pictures, Hot Chocolate & Cookies - Grayson Fire Department (316 East 3rd Street)

8:00 PM: Grayson Fire Department Light Show - Grayson Fire Department (316 East 3rd Street)

Sunday December 5th:

6:00 PM: "Pop Up" Parade through the city, led by the Griswald Family Station Wagon - Grayson Fire Department, line up from the Fire Station on 3rd towards the Middle School for a tour through Grayson. (316 East 3rd Street)

6:00 PM: Grayson Fire Department Light Show - Grayson Fire Department (316 East 3rd Street)

Our thanks to our Hometown Holidays Sponsors!


Our Mission

The Mission of the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce is to represent the business interests of its members and promote the economic and cultural growth of the community.

P.O. Box 612, Grayson, Kentucky 41143




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