By Abby Gibbs
The twelve days of Christmas for the City of Mauldin will conclude with an evening of shopping and carolers and hot winter beverages and sugar cookies.
A quote from Readers Digest explains more about the enjoyment of Christmas spirit:
“In days of yore, the Christmas spirit often made the rich a little more generous than usual, and bands of beggars and orphans used to dance their way through the snowy streets of England, offering to sing good cheer and to tell good fortune, if the householder would give them a drink from his wassail bowl or a penny; or a pork pie or, better yet, let them stand for a few minutes beside the warmth of his hearth”
Tuesday, December 12th will bring to a close the twelve days of Christmas in Mauldin. Mark your busy calendars now to give special priority to that evening from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Guests will be received at the front entrance of the Mauldin Cultural Center and given the “Wassail Walk” plan for shopping on Butler. This event is FREE to all! The only expenses you will have will be the shopping you do with the special Holidays deals you will find at the participating businesses.
The setting of illuminaries along the sidewalks from the Cultural Center toward the sidewalks of Butler Road will light the way toward the adventures awaiting the guests. We will have extra assistance from our Mauldin Police in safely walking along our Wassail Walk path and crossing East Butler.
The business participants will be providing hot Wassail (a cider-type winter beverage), hot cocoa, coffee with flavored creamers, warm cider, and assorted hot teas. Guests will find wonderful shopping available at Rainbow Paints and Antiques with owners David Tibbetts and Herbie Pickell, with Jon at Jon Kane Purses, Rick and Susan Robinson will be ready to participate at Robinson Jewelers and David O’Brien at the Mad Vaper. Our Low Country Shrimper Restaurant owner, Don Deas, will be participating where you may purchase gift cards for excellent stocking stuffers.
Along the path, there will be Carolers from the Choral Department of Mauldin High School and directed by their Choral Department Director, Pam Mayfield. They will be sharing the Carols of Christmas throughout the evening as the guests are strolling from shop to shop.
A free Christmas ornament will be given to the guests by a special Elf from Santa’s Workshop at the Mauldin Ray Hopkins Senior Center. The elves there have hand-made the special ornaments as an added treat to be shared with the guests during the evening.
No evening at Christmas would be complete without a variety of Christmas cookies! The Wassail Walk on Butler is no exception. Each participating business will have an assortment of Christmas Cookies to share as you enjoy your hot winter beverage and enjoy shopping.
So, all the plans are in place. The weather is looking more and more like Christmas! We just need YOU to plan to come out and be with us for this fun Christmas evening!
For more information please check the website: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864-335-4862