Downtown Trenton Christmas activities are the evening of December 6th from 5:30 until about 7:30. In addition, the Trenton Masonic Lodge holds a soup supper beginning at 4:30 in the basement of the lodge.
Pastor Don Jaharus of the Foursquare Church gives the invocation at Sesquicentennial Park at 6 o'clock. Then it's the lighting of the Mayor's Christmas Tree performed by Mayor Nick McHargue and a youth. The young person will be determined in a drawing on December 4th. Youths ages 4 to 12 are eligible to enter the drawing at 7 downtown Trenton locations---Citizens Bank and Trust, Howard's Department store, Lucky Dog Embroidery, The Barn, North Grand River Baptist Association, Main Street Mall, and Trenton Hardware. The person drawn receives a gift basket of items donated by businesses.
Following the tree lighting, Santa, accompanied by elves, is to arrive on a popcorn wagon furnished by Trenton Cinema. The elves are portrayed by North Central Missouri College baseball players.
Santa is to visit children at the park gazebo and have his picture taken with them. Bailey's Studio is to be available to take pictures of Santa with the children.
Also in downtown Trenton, the Trenton Middle School Choir and the Pauley family will provide music. Dancers from Super Stars Dance Studio are to perform at 924 Main. The Trenton High School Mascots will be in the downtown area. The Trenton Ministerial Alliance is to read the Christmas story.
Live window scenes are planned in downtown buildings.
The Hodge Presbyterian Church holds a cookie walk. Downtown, the North Missouri Children's Advocacy Center will have hot drinks for sale, and there'll be kettle corn from the Chumbley's. Bill Hinkebein will provide carriage rides. The Grundy County museum will be open and have a Christmas train, a reindeer, and areas decorated for holiday photo opportunities.
Several downtown businesses also are to be open.