Nunda folks are planning ahead by getting the word out on its seventh annual Christmas in Nunda, now organized by an independent committee, and letting the public know there is still time to participate.

You may have seen the stores decked out for Christmas weeks before Halloween. While rushing the season is one thing, planning ahead is another.

Nunda folks are planning ahead by getting the word out on its seventh annual Christmas in Nunda, now organized by an independent committee, and letting the public know there is still time to participate.

The local celebration is a two-day event which will feature extended hours for its shops, plus vendors with unique products.

The event begins at 4 p.m. Friday night. Santa will meet and greet boys and girls in the village gazebo, and “Music Impromptu,” a string quartet, will perform Christmas music at 7 p.m. in Trinity Church. Admission is free.

A drive thru live nativity will be both evenings.

Saturday morning, Santa will arrive once again for breakfast at Bill’s Outpost Restaurant. Other local restaurants will have specials, plus street food vendors will fill the air with their aroma of holistic, comfort food.

In addition, there will be caroling in the streets, a book sale at Bell Memorial Library and horse-drawn wagon rides.

Saturday evening’s Festival of Lights Parade, beginning at 7 p.m., will conclude this year’s celebration. The parade will have floats judged for best lighted/decorated; best holiday theme; judge’s choice; and overall best of show.

Organizers are still accepting entries for floats. Anyone interested must return an entry form by Nov. 27. Information is available at Nunda Village Clerk’s office or by contacting Barb Howe, parade co-chair at 519-7880 or Brian Wood, Nunda Fire Chief and parade co-chair at 468-2324.

In addition, Nunda Garden Club is seeking participants to provide an ornament for the community Christmas tree.

A 20-to-25-foot Christmas tree will be located at the Nunda Government Center. An individual, organization, family or business may purchase a commemorative ornament to be placed on the tree. This ornament may be left blank or the club can personalize it with a short inscription.

Ornaments will be available for viewing and purchase at Sight and Sound beginning Nov. 10. The price for each ornament is $10. Proceeds will go to support the community garden club.

Lastly, anyone wishing to participate as a vendor may still sign up. Spaces cost $40 – indoor space sizes are approximately seven feet by eight feet; outdoor sizes are approximately seven feet by sixteen feet. A $10 charge will be added for use of electric.

Vendor applications must be returned no later than Nov. 17. For an application or information, call Barb Baldwin at 585-468-8907.