Saturday EVENTS at a glance
Clinton: Holiday Market, downtown, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Cookie Crawl, downtown, 1-4 p.m.
Norris: Winter Festival, downtown commons area and Norris Middle School, 2-6 p.m.; Christmas parade at 6 p.m.
Oak Ridge: Christmas Parade, Lafayette Drive and Oak Ridge Turnpike, 6 p.m.
The annual Holiday Market and Cookie Crawl in Historic Downtown Clinton, and the Norris Winter Festival will highlight this Saturday’s holiday events, along with Christmas parades in Norris and Oak Ridge.
In downtown Clinton, the Holiday Market runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. It includes the brick-and-mortar stores, along with street vendors, food trucks and more.
Then from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, downtown Clinton merchants will present their annual Cookie Crawl, featuring free cookies and other refreshments in the stores, along with visits from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and The Grinch.
Just a few miles away, the third-annual Norris Winter Festival will be held in the downtown commons area and at Norris Middle School from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, followed by the Norri Christmas parade at 6 p.m.
Oak Ridge’s annaul Christmas parade will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday. It will form at Corporate Center (151 Lafayette Drive) and turn West onto the Oak Ridge Turnpike, then proceed to the Oak Ridge High School area.
The Norris Winter Festival will feature music, crafts, local artisans, and more. At least 40 vendors are expected.
This event “provides local entrepreneurs an opportunity to sell food, crafts, books, and more for our gift-giving and personal enjoyment,” according to its promoters. The festival is sponsored by the Norris Recreation Commission.
“Candy Land” vendors will serve caramel corn, hot chocolate and cider, cookies, maple syrup, homemade pies, and cupcakes inside the Norris Middle School Cafeteria.
Vendors there will feature homemade candies, chutneys, jams and jellies, beef jerky, baked holiday gifts, and more.
“The Village,” in the Lions Club Pavilion in front of the middle school, will include woodworking and carvings, dog biscuits, crochet, and tatting, jewelry,
bird food and feeders, leather items, handmade pottery, aromatherapy products, herbal remedies, crocheted rugs, bath and body products, baby items,
and handcrafted goat milk