The first Friday in December, downtown businesses open their doors to provide endless options for memory making with families. From visits with Santa, hot cider, hot chocolate, chilli, hot dogs, ornament making, candy land trail, and letters to Santa to carriage rides, live entertainment and more, the downtown streets buzz with excitement. Carolers, kettle corn, cookies, Christmas trees and wreaths help bring people together to celebrate the season. There is also a Christmas Market for those looking for something special for their loved ones. Mark your calendars for the downtown Christmas in Carterville- something you don’t want to miss!