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A Storybook Christmas Tree

Get in the Christmas spirit as the Downtown Paris Association partners with the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center to present the Festival of Trees. A Christmas tree showcase, Festival of Trees is a yuletide event that has become a holiday tradition. The theme of the event this year is “A Storybook Christmas”. There will be about 20 beautifully decorated trees by local businesses and organizations. There are also mantles, fireplaces, and display cases for Christmas collectibles, entrances and the stairway that will also be decorated.   

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Candlelight Advent Walk Heralds the Season

The Candlelight Advent Walk ushers in the Christmas season Wednesday evening, December 4th at 6:30 p.m. Worshippers will hear the message of Adventin a walking journey to seven locations while proceeding by candlelight through the historic downtown area

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Santa Arrives for North Pole Family Fun Day

Santa’s arrival, crafts, stories and live animals are just a sampling of the festive activities for North Pole Family Fun Day. Part of Downtown Unwrapped, a series of holiday events in Paris, Tennessee, this community tradition kicks off at 10:00 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving and runs until 2:00 p.m. A Sketch Crawl will be led by Ann Stapp from 10 am to noon and will begin at front steps of the Courthouse.

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Festival of Trees

A secret panel of judges will select a "Most Original" and "Best Theme", first, second and third. Winners will be announced and Certificates presented by DPA during the Chamber Coffee on Tuesday, Dec. 10th at 8:00 AM at the Heritage Center, 614 N. Poplar. All participants are invited to the coffee. Your attendance is encouraged.

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7th Annual Holly Jolly Christmas Parade

Come see the DPA's Holly Jolly Christmas Parade Featuring the 2013 Theme "A Story Book Christmas" Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 4:30!  If you are interested in having a float in the parade click here.

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Spooktacular!

Get on your costumes and come down to Historical Downtown Paris for contests, games, fun prizes, and go trick-or-treating in the downtown shops.

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Eye Full of Paris Weekend

Fans of music and the visual arts have a big weekend in store September 27-28 when Eye Full of Paris Weekend takes the stage in Historic Downtown Paris! Learn more below!

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Press Release

4th Annual Ice Cream Social
& Antique Car Show

This July 27th, something cool (very cool…actually cold) will happen on the Court House lawn. Learn more below!

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Rules & Regulations Form

Dartin' Downtown 5K Run

First United Methodist Relay for Life Team and the DPA present "Dartin' Downtown 5k Run on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Registration will be at the First United Methodist parking lot. There will be door prizes and medals to the top 3 finishers in each age division. For more information or an application, please click here.

Candlelight Advent Walk Heralds the Season

The Candlelight Advent Walk ushers in the Christmas season Wednesday evening, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. Worshippers will hear the message of Advent in the beautifully decorated churches then proceed by candlelight through the historic downtown area.

“This is a unique and wonderful way to usher in the Advent Season,” said First Presbyterian Church Minister, Reverend Jenna Goggins who chairs the 2012 Advent Walk Committee. “It’s a great opportunity to worship with other churches, enjoy their meaningful decorations of the season and stroll through our charming Victorian downtown while visiting with our friends and neighbors.”

The service begins at Quinn Chapel AME on Church Street. Then take a short walk to First Baptist Church at 313 North Poplar. Worshippers will then head to Grace Episcopal (South Poplar Street) through sparkling downtown Paris then next door to First Christian Church (South Poplar Street) and then just across the street to First United Methodist Church (Blythe Street). A reception will be held at the final stop, First Presbyterian Church (South Market Street). Vans will be available for those who do not wish to walk, according to Goggins.

Participating churches and the Downtown Paris Association sponsor this annual event. For more information on Christmas events downtown, log on www.VisitDowntownParis.com

Holly, Jolly Christmas Parade Seeks Entrants

Downtown Paris Association presents the 6th annual Holly Jolly Christmas Parade

Grab something with wheels and an armful of Christmas lights and get your entry ready for the 6th Annual Holly Jolly Christmas Parade. This holiday tradition takes place in Historic Downtown Paris on Saturday afternoon, December 15 at 5:30 p.m. It follows the new Christmas Festival, which is from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Both events are sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association (DPA).

The 2012 theme is "I'll be Home for Christmas," according to Jennifer Morris, committee member. "We have invited a group of special folks to be our grand marshals and help us celebrate this theme, and we will be making that announcement soon."

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Click here to download a float entry form.

Downtown Unwrapped

Downtown Paris Association presents Downtown Unwrapped 2012 in Paris Tennessee

Eye Full of Paris Weekend — A Celebration of the Arts

Downtown Paris Association presents Eye Full of Paris Weekend 2012 Paris Tennessee

It’s music. It’s theater. It’s art. It’s the annual Eye Full of Paris Weekend in historic Downtown Paris. Celebrating visual and performing arts, the event takes place the last full weekend each September and is sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association (DPA).

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3rd Annual Ice Cream Social
& Antique Car Show

This July 28th, something cool (very cool…actually cold) will happen on the Court House lawn. Learn more below!

2012 Ice Cream Social Letter
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Rules & Regulations Form

Membership Form

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Downtown Paris Week

Downtown Paris Week Celebrates with Activities Galore... read more.

 

Downtown Paris Association Float

Kathy Ray presented the First Place Trophy to Rusty Wiles, instructor of the Auto Mechanics Class at Henry County High School, whose students built the float as well as a Downtown Paris Association basket of goodies. The trophy and model float is on display in his classroom.

You Be The Judge BBQ Cookoff Winner:
Kenny Deel, of Kenny's Meat Market

Kenny Deel, of Kenny’s Meat Market accepting the Trophy from Kathy Ray, President of DPA.

"You Be The Judge"
2nd Annual DPA Barbecue Cook-Off"

The Downtown Paris Association (DPA) is seeking entrants for the second annual “You Be the Judge - DPA Barbecue Cookoff. The event takes place on Saturday, May 12 on the lawn of Henry County’s historic courthouse. The competition runs from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

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"Dartin' Downtown Certified 5k Walk/Run"

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2012 Downtown Unwrapped!

Don't miss Trees on the Square at the Heritage Center December 1st -18th, the Community Concert at First Baptist Church on December 4th, and much more during 2011 Downtown Unwrapped!

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6th Annual Holly Jolly Christmas Parade


Don't forget to sign up for the 6th Annual Holly Jolly Christmas Parade! Sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association (DPA), this year's parade will take place at 5:30PM, December 15th.

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