Chicora is a comfortably small town with a tight-knit community feel, and nowhere is that more apparent than its annual Christmas in Chicora. During this festival members of the local and regional business community participate in open houses while multiple local non-profits host craft shows. Businesses primp their stores with festive decorations and prepare fresh foods and free entertainment. Ultimately, this all comes to make Christmas in Chicora a quick little festival with them a great dose of holiday cheeriness.
Christmas in Chicora is a bit unique in that the businesses throwing the open houses are largely not retailers. But the open houses are a key part of the fun and should certainly not be overlooked. Local banks, health clinics, and even insurance companies host open houses with refreshments and great holiday displays. Of course there are retail stores in the mix and they stores have special festival discounts and specials to further entice holiday spending. Merchant shops and business open houses alike are also notorious for fantastic door prizes and give-aways.
At Christmas in Chicora there are a few key spots where the action is most centralized. The local Fire Hall and the VFW both host a large selection of crafters. In addition to the near fifty vendors at the Fire Hall, they also serve a luncheon both days. Local churches are decorated in great festive attire as they also offer great craft selections and serve fantastic luncheons.
Admission is free and parking varies.