The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Christmas Around Versailles noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Versailles City Park.

Various vendors around town will be participating in the event and attendees are encouraged to visit them at their businesses from noon to 5 p.m., using a Christmas “passport” which can be stamped at each location. A completed passport is worth a chance to win one of two grand prizes, each worth more than $250 in items from the vendors. Return completed passports to the chamber office.

Participating vendors include Around the Corner Café, Bees Knees Ale House, Bescheinen Furniture, Courthouse Café, Dari Kup, Emme’s, Hilty Inn, National TV and Sales, Ozark Bait and Tackle, Pioneer Restaurant, Royal Theatre, Sonic, Square Deals, Tranzform Wellness, V-Town Smoothies, Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce and Versailles Florist and Greenhouse.

Each of these business will have some sort of goodies to hand out and some of them will have discounted prices for the event.

In addition, craft vendors will be set up in the Dimond Annex of the Royal Theatre on the day of Christmas Around Versailles.

Tiger Tunes, the elementary school’s performance choir, will be singing Christmas songs 2 p.m. on the town square.

A Victorian choir will be seen and heard caroling on the square or in the Royal Theatre, depending on the weather.

The chamber, Versailles Parks Department, and the Morgan County Health Center will be teaming up to finish the day’s festivities with a Christmas tree-lighting 5:30 p.m. at the city park. Ornaments for the tree have been created and decorated by Micheal Fisher’s second-grade art student at Versailles Elementary School. Select employees at Quality Industries will be helping with the lighting of the tree.

Shooby Snacks food truck will be on site with food for sale.
Hot chocolate will be served, and seasonal music will be playing and a hayride will be available to take people around the park.
Santa (aka David Vogt) and Mrs. Claus will also make an appearance at the log cabin. Of course, the entire park will be lit with Christmas light displays.

Contact the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce for more information, by calling 573-378-4401 or emailing