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Christmas Village & Tree Lighting - Every year, more than 5,000 people head to Main Street on the first Thursday after Thanksgiving for the festive and popular “Christmas Village & Tree Lighting.”  We usually close Main Street for 2-1/2 hours of music, holiday cheer, a business open house, and, of course, the traditional tree lighting at Town Square.The event will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021. 



Christmas ParadeChristmas Parade - There’s just something about a small town Christmas Parade! Sponsored and organized by the Clayton Rotary. the event features more than 100 colorful floats, booming marching bands and of course, Santa Claus!  Join us along Main Street on the second Saturday (12/11) in December at 3:00 PM to grab a front row seat anywhere from Smith Street to Robertson Street. Learn more and register by clicking here



 Storefront Decorating Contest

Take a stroll or a drive through town and check out the seasonal scenes in window displays at businesses throughout Downtown Clayton. Then go online to the Downtown Clayton Facebook page from November 23 - November 30 and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award for best décor. Winners in the categories of Most Creative – Retail, Most Creative – Non-Retail (non-merchandise services), and Most Traditional will be selected by a panel of community volunteers and will be announced at the Annual Tree Lighting on Dec. 2.


 Small Business Saturday

The Clayton Downtown Development Association is hosting the national Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 27. Show your support for local small businesses by shopping small!


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