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Old-fashioned Callao Christmas

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The Callao Hometown Community Association in conjunction with the Callao Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual “Old-fashioned Christmas in Callao” on Sunday, December 2. The day will be full of fun activities starting at 1 p.m. with a Christmas Bazaar at the firehouse on Callao’s main street.
There will be lots of gifts and unique items to fill your shopping list for friends and family.
The Antique Car and Truck Show will host a variety of unique antique vehicles from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Sonabank parking lot.
Santa Claus will be on hand for the festivities in his workshop with his elves. Santa’s workshop will be next to Bay River Realty and children of all ages are invited to come and see what Santa and his elves are building.
Most all the businesses will be open with some offering holiday specials. A Christmas Parade will be held for the first time and will start at 4 p.m. and will run down the main street of Callao.
The evening will conclude with the presentation of a Live Nativity along with the lightning of the town Crab Pot Christmas Tree and the singing of Christmas carols. Following the day’s events there will be hot chocolate, warm cider, cookies and Christmas fellowship at the firehouse. The significance of the “Crab Pot Christmas Tree” is to recognize that the crab pot was invented on Harry Hogan Road and was patented by inventor Benjamin Franklin Lewis in 1928. This same design is still used all over the United States as the foremost way to harvest the blue crab. “The Crab Pot Tree” celebrates this important part of Callao’s history.