Bedazzling day at HomeTown HoliDazzle


At South Street Wine Make and Take, creating a reindeer food ornament as Brittnie Sexton assists nephew Seth, 11, the grandson of Karen Sexton.


Courtesy photo | Karen Sexton

Making ornaments at Thorngren Studio Art during the day at HomeTown HoliDazzle.


Courtesy photos | Mary Beth Thorngren

Some smiles for Santa.


Courtesy photo | Holly Elaine Maples

Making ornaments at Thorngren Studio Art during the day at HomeTown HoliDazzle.


Courtesy photos | Mary Beth Thorngren

The Clinton County Community Band plays some festive tunes for HoliDazzle attendees at the Murphy Theatre.


John Hamilton | News Journal

The Clinton County Community Band plays some festive tunes for HoliDazzle attendees at the Murphy Theatre.


John Hamilton | News Journal

The Wilmington High School Choraliers and Wilmingtones sing Christmas carols at the Clinton County Court House.


John Hamilton | News Journal

The Wilmington High School Choraliers and Wilmingtones sing Christmas carols at the Clinton County Court House.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Timothy Larrick, the Murphy Theatre’s artistic director, dresses festively for the HomeTown HoliDazzle.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Layna Holmes holds Gabby Rousch’s hand as they go up to see Santa Claus at Peoples Bank.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Kids and their families enjoy a train ride during the HomeTown HoliDazzle.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Kids and their families enjoy a train ride during the HomeTown HoliDazzle.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Kaiden Bach, left, and Melissa Cliburn make their own ornament at Over the Moon Paint & Party during HomeTown HoliDazzle.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Courtney Corey, right, tries to get her daughter, Emma, to look up for her picture with Santa at Peoples Bank.


John Hamilton | News Journal

From left, Hannah Sauer, Ashleigh Taylor, Monica Taylor, Joe Miller, and Braden Taylor were the first set up their chairs on East Main Street to see the HomeTown HoliDazzle parade.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Smiles were all around at the afternoon activities at the annual Hometown HoliDazzle in downtown Wilmington.

The annual illuminated parade beings at 7 p.m.

At South Street Wine Make and Take, creating a reindeer food ornament as Brittnie Sexton assists nephew Seth, 11, the grandson of Karen Sexton.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_Karen-Sexton-3.jpgAt South Street Wine Make and Take, creating a reindeer food ornament as Brittnie Sexton assists nephew Seth, 11, the grandson of Karen Sexton. Courtesy photo | Karen Sexton

Making ornaments at Thorngren Studio Art during the day at HomeTown HoliDazzle.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_Mary-Beth-Thorngren-2.jpgMaking ornaments at Thorngren Studio Art during the day at HomeTown HoliDazzle. Courtesy photos | Mary Beth Thorngren

Some smiles for Santa.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_Holly-Elaine-Maples.jpgSome smiles for Santa. Courtesy photo | Holly Elaine Maples

Making ornaments at Thorngren Studio Art during the day at HomeTown HoliDazzle.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_Mary-Beth-Thorngren-1.jpgMaking ornaments at Thorngren Studio Art during the day at HomeTown HoliDazzle. Courtesy photos | Mary Beth Thorngren

The Clinton County Community Band plays some festive tunes for HoliDazzle attendees at the Murphy Theatre.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_DSC_0860-1.jpgThe Clinton County Community Band plays some festive tunes for HoliDazzle attendees at the Murphy Theatre. John Hamilton | News Journal

The Clinton County Community Band plays some festive tunes for HoliDazzle attendees at the Murphy Theatre.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_DSC_0853-1.jpgThe Clinton County Community Band plays some festive tunes for HoliDazzle attendees at the Murphy Theatre. John Hamilton | News Journal

The Wilmington High School Choraliers and Wilmingtones sing Christmas carols at the Clinton County Court House.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_DSC_0864-1.jpgThe Wilmington High School Choraliers and Wilmingtones sing Christmas carols at the Clinton County Court House. John Hamilton | News Journal

The Wilmington High School Choraliers and Wilmingtones sing Christmas carols at the Clinton County Court House.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_DSC_0870-1.jpgThe Wilmington High School Choraliers and Wilmingtones sing Christmas carols at the Clinton County Court House. John Hamilton | News Journal

Timothy Larrick, the Murphy Theatre’s artistic director, dresses festively for the HomeTown HoliDazzle.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_DSC_0876-1.jpgTimothy Larrick, the Murphy Theatre’s artistic director, dresses festively for the HomeTown HoliDazzle. John Hamilton | News Journal

Layna Holmes holds Gabby Rousch’s hand as they go up to see Santa Claus at Peoples Bank.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_DSC_0881-1.jpgLayna Holmes holds Gabby Rousch’s hand as they go up to see Santa Claus at Peoples Bank. John Hamilton | News Journal

Kids and their families enjoy a train ride during the HomeTown HoliDazzle.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_DSC_0909-1.jpgKids and their families enjoy a train ride during the HomeTown HoliDazzle. John Hamilton | News Journal

Kids and their families enjoy a train ride during the HomeTown HoliDazzle.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_DSC_0917-1.jpgKids and their families enjoy a train ride during the HomeTown HoliDazzle. John Hamilton | News Journal

Kaiden Bach, left, and Melissa Cliburn make their own ornament at Over the Moon Paint & Party during HomeTown HoliDazzle.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_DSC_0921-1.jpgKaiden Bach, left, and Melissa Cliburn make their own ornament at Over the Moon Paint & Party during HomeTown HoliDazzle. John Hamilton | News Journal

Courtney Corey, right, tries to get her daughter, Emma, to look up for her picture with Santa at Peoples Bank.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_DSC_0924-1.jpgCourtney Corey, right, tries to get her daughter, Emma, to look up for her picture with Santa at Peoples Bank. John Hamilton | News Journal

From left, Hannah Sauer, Ashleigh Taylor, Monica Taylor, Joe Miller, and Braden Taylor were the first set up their chairs on East Main Street to see the HomeTown HoliDazzle parade.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_DSC_0922-1.jpgFrom left, Hannah Sauer, Ashleigh Taylor, Monica Taylor, Joe Miller, and Braden Taylor were the first set up their chairs on East Main Street to see the HomeTown HoliDazzle parade. John Hamilton | News Journal