Weaverville – On Friday, December 19th, Christmas Spirit filled Main Street in Downtown Weaverville. The Weaverville Keller Williams office held a night of Christmas Joy, including Christmas lights and Santa Claus.
The event lasted from six to eight PM and was held instead of the annual Candlelight Stroll, which was canceled due to COVID-19 this year. Keller Williams of Weaverville’s goal was to reach out to the community, which is just what this night entailed.
A Community United
In the midst of lots of stress, the night was a ray of happiness and cheer that Weaverville residents could not get enough of. Businesses across Main Street had beautiful light displays, and the street was buzzing with cars driving through to enjoy the sight. Many cars stopped to take photos and to honk and wave at Santa.
Broker-In-Charge Maria Atkins stated, “We wanted to do something for a little joy and happiness.” Keller Williams in Weaverville hosted Santa this year and went all out in their Christmas decorations.
The real estate agents worked to create a fun night despite the difficult times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with pandemic guidelines being following, The night was a moment of normalcy that reminded residents of the strong surrounding community.
Agents wore masks and socially distanced as they waved at cars. Santa wore a face shield and was greeting kids in cars instead of having them on his knee this year. Despite that, everyone seemed happy to honk their horns and wave to Santa instead.
Real Estate Broker Monica Cook could not get enough of the looks on childrens’ faces when they saw Santa stating, “I got choked up a couple of times. You could feel the Christmas Spirit in the air!” She exclaimed, “I’m just glad that we were able to bring the Christmas Spirit to Main Street. I am so blessed to live in a community where everyone comes out to show support.”
Spreading Holiday Cheer
It was a moment of excitement and holiday spirit that everyone needed this year, especially. Maria Atkins hoped this event would spur some business for the small businesses in Downtown Weaverville.
Beside the Keller Williams’ office in Weaverville, Blue Mountain Pizza was full of hungry Christmas light viewers ready to spend some quality time with family over the local pizza. Some community members headed to Well-Bred Bakery and Café to get hot drinks and giant cookies for dessert.
Community member Symantha Briggs, 20, of Barnardsville went out to enjoy the lights. She stated, “I’m so glad that even with COVID going on and the stress that we all feel around Christmas, we can still come out and enjoy the simple things that make us feel that Christmas joy.”
It was great to see that even in such trying times, Weaverville residents are still excited to support their community and bring Christmas cheer with them. Even if you missed Santa, Main Street is still decorated in Christmas lights and a beautiful sight to see!
FULL DISCLOSURE: Reporter Morgan Cook is Monica Cook’s daughter.