Thanksgiving is here and we are heading into the Christmas season. Greenwood is abuzz with holiday happenings throughout the month of December.


For the entire month of December the Bell Park Trail of Lights will illuminate the park. The holiday project was started by Bobby Mizell and his wife Martha.


The Trail of Lights runs from Dec. 1- 31 from sundown until 9 pm. The trail is in a city park so it is technically free to the public but, Focus on Greenwood asks for a three dollar per carload donation.


The Trail of Lights will be Sponsored by Focus on Greenwood.


Portraits with Santa Claus and the KTCS Train will be at the Farmers Bank Main office on December 2 from 4-5 pm.


The Methodist Women’s Tasting Extravaganza will be on Sunday December 4 from 2-3:30 pm at the Greenwood United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Admission will be $5 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Women’s Mission Outreach.


Monday, December 5 will be a big day. There will be music on the square from 5-6:30 pm coordinated by Charles Efurd.


The annual Bean and Cornbread Feed, which will be sponsored by the Greenwood Chamber and Greenwood Merchants will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There will also be cider and cookies provided by the First Baptist Church, coffee and cookies sponsored by the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and hot chocolate provided by the Greenwood United Methodist Church. This year the Methodist Church will be moving the hot chocolate to the porch of the Harper House.


Finally at 7 pm the annual Greenwood Christmas Parade will make its way down Main Street. Santa will be the final ride during the parade and will be in the Santa House following the parade to see kids and take pictures. Registration forms are available at the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce or at City Hall. The theme of this year’s parade is “A Coat of Many Colors” the Greenwood Chamber will have a “Coat Float” where everyone can throw a gently used or new coat onto the float as it passes by. All donations will go to the Parent Center for Greenwood school kids, FBC Resource Center, and other local charities.


On Saturday, December 10 the annual Yule Run will begin at 8. You must check in at the new Greenwood Police Station on Old Hackett Rd.