By Tia Lynn Ivey
As the Christmas season ramps up this month, the local community is finding creative ways to celebrate the beloved holiday.
Two Morgan County families have joined forces for the fourth year in a row to put on an increasingly popular holiday event called “Christmas on Dixie.”
The Seabolt and McCurley families fill the one-acre corner lot between Dixie Highway and Wilson Road in Madison with over 100 holiday-themed blow-up displays and Christmas lights for the local community to enjoy.
This year, Santa himself will visit the Christmas on Dixie celebration on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Families can bring their children to sit with Santa for free and are encouraged to bring their own cameras to take pictures of the special moment. Hot chocolate will also be given out to attending families.
“We do this for the community. We hope this will be the biggest year yet,” said Shane Seabolt, who noted last year’s event drew around 300 people.
“We are really proud of this event and what it means to people. A lot of children who otherwise might not get to see Santa Claus get to see him because of this,” said Seabolt. “We just want it to get bigger and bigger each year. It all started with my own kids loving the blow-up displays and we just wanted to share it with our community.
To find out more information about Christmas on Dixie, connect with them via Facebook at: www.facebook.com/Christmas-on-Dixie-759473484106438.