Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas in Dixie/Downtown Florence

Last Saturday, the merchants in downtown Florence had a Christmas in Dixie Open House to kick off the Christmas shopping season.  They are giving away some fabulous prizes before Christmas.  To enter, you have to spend $25 in one of the shops or restaurants downtown.  We had dinner at the FloBama Friday night, so I have one entry in already!

We have such a beautiful downtown area.  We went early, so it wasn't crowded while we were there.  The temperatures had warmed very nicely since the beginning of the week, and it was fun just walking around.

The Court Street Market has several different shops inside. There is a wine and cheese shop, and Jack O'Lantern Farms with fresh produce.

They had these Japanese persimmons, and they were huge, as you can tell by the one I'm holding in my hand below.

They also have locally made honey, soaps, canned relishes, and many more things that you wouldn't see at the regular grocery store.

I love the light fixtures that were added when they updated the building. 

It was fun Saturday morning.  If you haven't been downtown lately, check it out.