2018-12-08 / Features

Main Street jingles

Community celebration ushers in Christmas holiday


Carolers sing Christmas Carols at the Gazebo for Jingle on Main. The annual event drew hundreds of people to Uptown Roxboro to kick off the Christmas season. Photos by Daniela Gamboa | courier-times Carolers sing Christmas Carols at the Gazebo for Jingle on Main. The annual event drew hundreds of people to Uptown Roxboro to kick off the Christmas season. Photos by Daniela Gamboa | courier-times Roxboro and Person County know a thing or two about ushering in a big holiday. The annual Jingle on Main celebration filled the streets of Uptown Roxboro Thursday night.

Bands and school choruses belted out holiday tunes, Santa Claus met with children and the city’s Christmas tree lit up the square at Merritt Commons.

The holiday celebration drew a diverse crowd of celebrants, from toddlers tn seniors.

The event is the culmination of a lot of work and planning by several groups who come together as members of the Director’s Roundtable to help organize community events.

Member agencies who serve as part of the Director’s Roundtable include the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Piedmont Community College, Person County United Way, Roxboro Development Group, Roxboro Area Merchants Association, Person County Tourism Development Authority, the Person County Museum of History, the Person County Senior Center, Person County Arts, Parks and Recreation Department an the Person County Library.



Roxboro locals stand by the Christmas tree to get their picture taken after the tree lighting ceremony. Roxboro locals stand by the Christmas tree to get their picture taken after the tree lighting ceremony.

Bentley and Makinsley Overby had slightly different reactions to visiting with Santa Claus. Bentley and Makinsley Overby had slightly different reactions to visiting with Santa Claus.

Person High School’s Choral Ensemble sing christmas carols in front of the Person County Courthouse. Person High School’s Choral Ensemble sing christmas carols in front of the Person County Courthouse.

The Rock City Rollers perform at Cole’s Pharmacy for Jingle on Main. The Rock City Rollers perform at Cole’s Pharmacy for Jingle on Main.

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