Spring Hill Mayor Steven Ellis is excited to announce that this year Hometown Holidays will be held on downtown Main Street. The event will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, between Nichols and Hale on Main Street, which will be closed to vehicular traffic.
“In our 2013 community survey, preserving our downtown was an area of importance to our citizens and continues to be a priority to the city, which is why we have moved this year’s event to our historic downtown,” Ellis said. “We will be lighting our city’s brand new Christmas tree, which anchors our nearly-complete Spring Hill Police Department facility located at the old post office site.”
The Mayor’s Christmas Tree lighting will kick-off the event at 5 p.m. at the corner of Nichols and Main, and will be followed by the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus on a fire truck.  Rudolph will be there. Carolers will be strolling the street, and the small mall for children’s shopping will be hosted by the Sunflower Ruritans.  There will be free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and refreshments served at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church.  Most Main Street businesses will be open and hosting community organizations offering kids’ craft activities.
Parking will be available at the Spring Hill Middle School North campus, and free shuttle service will run nonstop from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to bring participants to the new Hometown Holidays location on downtown Main Street. The city is grateful to USD 230 for this partnership; please comply with district policy of no smoking/tobacco use/alcohol/weapons on school grounds.