Friday After 5 is partnering with the Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront to host Christmas at the Inn this December. The group has special events planned at the hotel and surrounding area for the first three Fridays in December.
FA5 Executive Director Fran Marseille said attendees could expect live music, an igloo with treats, and several activities for kids as they create a winter wonderland. Families will also have opportunities to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus.
She added that the weather forecast for all three Fridays showed a 100% chance of snow.
“We will have real snow falling on all three Fridays,” she said. “There will be reading opportunities, hot chocolate, and candy canes. It’s the perfect way to ring in the holiday season.”
Marseille said the inspiration for the event stems from the City of Owensboro’s efforts with the 12 days of Christmas.
“We started a little last season during the 12 days of Christmas and thought it was a great way to get the community together,” she said. “Friday After 5 is and has always been about the community. We want to be together for more than just 16 weeks out of the summer.”
Adam Gaynor of Matchbox 20 will perform on December 9, while Owensboro local Steve Bridgmon will perform his style of Christian music on December 16. Organizers have also planned for several children’s performances.
The FA5 team is already preparing for the 2023 season with several new plans in the works, most notably a Christmas in July celebration that looks to have an ice skating rink.
To learn more about the festivities, visit the FA5 Facebook here.