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LOCAL: FREE Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at Watters Creek and More


Lots of fun (and many FREE) Christmas activities at Watters Creek Shopping Center.

Light the Night - November 19, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A sparkling and spirited event called Light the Night will kick off the holiday season at Watters Creek. Children will be invited to blow holiday bubbles into the air illuminating over half-a-million LED lights adorning the center’s holiday tree located on the Green. Live holiday entertainment, a charming lighted horse-drawn carriage parade, and Santa’s arrival are also on the joyful agenda. Guests should check in at the reception table for a holiday shopping directory, bubbles, and a complimentary seasonal refreshment. Marines will be onsite during Light the Night representing Toys for Tots and accepting donations. Light the Night schedule of events: Tree lighting ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Lighted horse-drawn carriage parade with Santa’s arrival at 6:30 p.m.  Visits with Santa until 8:30 p.m.

Visits with Santa  - November 19, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Light the Night
November 25 and 26, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 3, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 10 and 17, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 19 - 24, 2011 - Daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Watters Creek offers FREE visits with Santa at his new location in the lobby of The Lofts Luxury Residences. Families have the opportunity to take their own photos at no charge.

Free Trolley Rides - November 19 and 25, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
November 26 - December 17, 2011 - Every Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
December 19 - December 23, 2011 - Daily from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

All aboard! Take a magical trolley ride around Watters Creek while taking in the spectacular holiday lights. Rides are free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Toys for Tots - November 19 - December 10, 2011

Ensure that needy children in the community receive toys for Christmas. Now in its 64th year, the Official U.S. Marines Corp Reserve Toys for Tots Program will collect new unwrapped toys at the Watters Creek Concierge and The Lofts Luxury Residence Offices. Marines will be onsite during Light the Night representing Toys for Tots and accepting donations. Oo-rah!

Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides - November 25 - December 17, 2011 (Every Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

What could be more charming than a cozy horse-drawn carriage ride through streets adorned with twinkling holiday decorations on a crisp winter evening?  Bring the family or that someone special for a horse-drawn carriage ride around Watters Creek.  Rides are FREE and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lucky Duck Kids Club - December 10, 2011 - Times TBD, visit for details

Kids can join Santa for story time by the fireplace at Watters Creek and enjoy holiday activities with Primrose Schools.


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