Downtown Fremont Inc. will host the GenoaBank Holiday Events when downtown is turned into Fremont-ville. As part of Fremont-ville, downtown businesses will be decorating their store fronts for the season starting on November 24th. The Fremont Community is being asked to vote on the Downtown Fremont Inc. Facebook Page for their favorite decorated store fronts until Sunday, December 3rd. The business with the most “LIKES” will be the winner of a free year membership to Downtown Fremont Inc.
Holiday festivities begin on Friday, November 24th with the annual Tree Lighting at 7pm at the corner of Front & Croghan Streets. A trackless train ride will be available through the Downtown Historic District from 4-9pm and is FREE. Hot and sweet treats will also be available while listening to caroling and dance performances
Santa is in his house starting on Friday, November 24th from 5-7pm before the Tree Lighting for the whole family. Santa visitation continues at the corner of Front & Croghan Streets on Fridays from 5-7pm and Saturdays from 1-3pm til Christmas. On Saturday, December 2nd from 1-3pm, the Grinch will be at the Santa House for photo ops. Can’t make it to see Santa? His mailbox is ready to accept letters at his house anytime up until December 18th. Letters should be dropped into the mailbox to receive a FREE letter back from Santa, but please make sure to have a return address on the letter.
Saturday, November 25th, is Small Business Saturday which takes strides to remind consumers that Small Businesses play a key role in helping our community thrive, and so take that day to get out to shop, dine and support local. While shopping on Small Business Saturday make sure to participate in the Fremont-ville Scavenger hunt. At the participating 12 businesses get your hunt card and uncover the code by Saturday, December 11th by putting completed hunt cards in Santa’s mailbox to be in a drawing for a Think Fremont Community E-Card with the value of $25.
The Indoor Holiday Market is Saturday, December 2nd from 10am-2pm at the MoonShine Nightclub & The Jewel Ballroom. Take a break at 109 S Front Street from the cold and grab your favorite hot beverage of choice to meet the makers, keeping it unique and local. At this time, we are seeking makers and vendors for the indoor market with limited spaces available. Cost $45 for 10×7 spot, must provide your own table and chairs. Call 567-342-4758 to register and give payment over the phone. This is a great opportunity to support Small Businesses in Downtown Fremont and surrounding areas!
The Fremont-ville Holiday Parade is Saturday, December 2nd starting at 6pm. This evening parade creates a sparkling atmosphere through downtown with the lighted light poles to the glistening floats and vehicles in the parade. To be a part of the parade, an entry form is required. The parade starts at Roger Young Park and precedes north on Front and State Streets and ends on Front Street – on the northside of State Street. Judging will happen with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places. This parade is also announced and filmed for the community, so come downtown and enjoy!
Downtown Fremont Inc. also has many more free events planned in 2023 and stay tuned in for our New Year’s Eve details soon at https://www.facebook.com/FremontNYE.