Miss Spring City Madisson Jordan was given the honor of switching on the lights at the annual “Lighting of the Depot” by Spring City Mayor Billy Ray Patton on Friday, Nov. 29. The Mayor, Commissioners, Miss Spring City and an enthusiastic crowd gathered at the historic depot to usher in the Christmas season and kick-off several holiday events.

On Friday, Dec. 6, the Spring City Historical Museum and Doug Finley of The Piggly Wiggly/Spring City Plaza are hosting a Grand Opening of “Trains & Trees at the Plaza” from 4 to 8 p.m. with live music, refreshments, voting on the best SCES tree, Jim Evans’ snow-covered train display, a tree maze, a hand-carved Santa Display, and Snowball Fights for the young and young-at-heart. The Spring City Elementary School students will be visiting on opening day. “Trains & Trees at the Plaza” will be open each Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the first three weekends of December. Santa will be onhand every Saturday. The event is free but donations to the S.C. Historical Museum are welcome. The last day to view “Trains & Trees at the Plaza.” will be Sunday, Dec. 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Audrey Pack Memorial Library will host. their Children’s Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Spring City Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Christmas at the Depot beginning with the Little Miss and Mister Christmas Pageant at the Tennessee Valley Theatre with sign-up at 9:30 a.m. followed by the pageant at 10 a.m. At 2 p.m. the 55th Annual Christmas Parade will begin on Front Street.