Christmas Around the World theme of Open House

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 11/10/22 2:59 PM

HOPE – Christmas Around the World is the theme for this year’s Christmas Open House presented by the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce. The Open House will be Thursday, November 17th, from 5:00 pm-7:30 pm. 

Downtown Hope visitors will see the multiple trees of Be the Light, sponsored by Klipsch Heritage Museum Association, have begun popping up and adorning the light poles. These trees will be an addition to the Christmas décor in downtown from November 14 through December 31st.

Participating businesses will decorate their windows in hopes to be one of the top three winners chosen by the Window Decorating Contest Sponsor, First National Bank of Tom Bean. There is still time to register by contacting the Chamber Office.

The Chamber says it’s excited to announce the Downtown Christmas Selfie Contest, with presenting sponsor SWARK.Today, saying “this will be a fun way to make your way around downtown, visit the local shops and to get your name entered into a drawing for an amazing prize package. More details to come, don’t miss this one!”

On Thursday, November 17th from 5:00 pm-7:30 pm there will be shopping opportunities galore with specials and discounts as well as refreshments, giveaways, door prizes, and dining. “A huge thank you to McDonalds for sponsoring this year’s carriage rides that will take place downtown. Other attractions will include ornament decorating, visits with the students of PAX at the Chamber, hot chocolate bars, a visit with the Grinch at the HPS Administration Building, the introduction of the Ice Skating Rink at The HUB, the dancers of Danctastics performing at the depot from 6-7, Amber Aaron Photography Pictures with Santa beside Rae-Tays and MUCH MUCH MORE,” the chamber said in a statement.

Christy Burns, Chamber Executive Director, encourages everyone to stay tuned to the Hope Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for a detailed list of participating businesses, a full Open House Schedule, Selfie Contest Instructions, and any other Christmas Open House information you will need so you do not miss out on the fun!