Downtown Darlington hosts annual ‘Shop Small’ event

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DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) – The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association held its annual shop small open house on Thursday.

The event welcomed residents to come out to the Public Square, and take part in holiday events.

There was face painting for children, snow, music, and even Santa Claus.

Several shops in the downtown area participated with refreshments for those who attended the event.

Ronda Brown is a volunteer with the Darlington Garden Club, and told News13 the club raised $5,000 to donate a tree for the public square.

“It’s the first time we’ve had a Christmas tree in a long time,” Brown said. “The Christmas tree is being made in North Carolina, and is being delivered tomorrow.”

Brown said she’s excited for the Darlington community to get the new tree.

“It’s great to see the entire community wanting to see Darlington back the way it was,” she said. “Where everyone came together in celebrating the holiday, and lighting up the downtown area so it’s just an exciting time for us.”

Darlington’s Christmas parade is Sunday at 4 p.m. The tree lighting ceremony will happen after the parade.

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