Bridgeton Country Christmas opens this weekend

Monday, November 25, 2019

BRIDGETON ó The historic Parke County town of Bridgeton will be hosting its annual Country Christmas celebration starting Black Friday.

The event will take place over two consecutive three-day weekends: Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-8. Festivities will take place from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays.

Shops will be open and full of gifts. The 1878 Barn, Collomís General Store and the Artisanís Barn at the Mill will be open and full of vendors. The Olde Bridgeton School will be open the second weekend.

Many local vendors are returning from the Covered Bridge Festival, with new additions also taking part.

Kids may visit Santa in the 1822 Case Log Cabin on both Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m.

A chicken and noodle dinner will be served at Collomís General Store. Visit the Mill for food and organic stone-ground products, as well asthe 1878 House, 1822 Log Cabin and Old Barn New for gifts, antiques, and handmade crafts.

Listen to live Christmas music with Bill Robison and his dulcimer in the 1878 Barn. Take a carriage ride the first weekend, and soak up a little of small-town Christmas spirit while enjoying the lights and decorations in the historic district.

New this year, the Olde Bridgeton School will host Heartbreak Elvis on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 and Elvis will play two sets. Cost $10 per ticket and children under age 8 free. Proceeds go to replace the school gym floor.

There is no admission and plenty of free parking.

Bridgeton is located nine miles south of Rockville, or take State Road 59 North from Brazil to the Bridgeton highway sign, or travel east of Rosedale eight miles. Just follow the signs to Bridgeton.

For further information call 765-548-2136.

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