Holiday revelry abounds around town

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Photo above: Children had tons of fun riding the Polar Express during the annual Port Royal Golf Cart Parade event. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

Christmas events were held around town recently and folks came out in droves to celebrate the holidays.

In Port Royal, a golf cart parade was held on Dec. 10, where people decked out their carts in holiday finery.

In addition to a special appearance by Santa and his elves, there were refreshments, Christmas tree decorating and a ride on the Polar Express train for the children.

Additionally, on Dec. 9, Friends of Shanklin, a community-based nonprofit organization, held its Light Up the Night Family Festival, a holiday program at Habersham Marketplace. The event provided activities for all ages. There was ornament painting, letter writing to Santa, a performance by the Shanklin Elementary Choir and more.

Proceeds will help to advance Shanklin Elementary students’ educational and leadership skills.

A boy looks up at the lights while sitting on his father’s shoulders during the Light Up the Night Family Festival.
A boy looks up at the lights while sitting on his father’s shoulders during the Light Up the Night Family Festival.