PORT HENRY - Christmas will arrive in Port Henry Thursday, Dec. 3.
That's when the Town of Moriah Chamber of Commerce will host its 20th annual Moriah Midnight Madness.
"We want people to enjoy the holiday atmosphere and have a lot of fun," said Jack Woods, chamber president. "I hope they'll come out and enjoy the entertainment, refreshments and support the local businesses."
Midnight Madness will begin at 5 p.m. and feature store sales, giveaways, street vendors, music, fire truck rides for the children, candy, face painting, balloons, games and more.
Santa will arrive on a Port Henry Fire Department truck and will meet with children - and adults - at the Lee House on Main Street.
Brandy Lacey will sing Christmas carols 6-8 p.m. at the Lee House.
There will also be Christmas caroling and fire truck rides for children. The Moriah Central School band and chorus have also been invited to entertain.
Midnight Madness has long been a popular event, Woods said, with families as well as local merchants.
"It's a success," he said of the annual event. "It's a good shot in the arm for local businesses at the beginning of the month. Hopefully people will continue to shop right through Christmas."