Titusville street party promises snow


Christmas decorations in Downtown Titusville will remain on store windows throughout the Let It Snow Street Party on Jan. 10.

Dan Reigada

Snow is in the forecast for Downtown Titusville and so is lots of family fun during the Let it Snow Street Party.

The popular event will be hosted by the Downtown Titusville Merchant Association. It will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 in the historic downtown.

The community is invited to experience a winter wonderland complete with food trucks, music, vendors, merchant specials, a kids zone and a performance by Kalon Krew of the Kalon Dance Company.

“It will be a fun and free family event with stores open late,” said Julie Hilligoss, the vice president of the Downtown Titusville Merchant Association and the owner of the Hotpoint Boutique.

For those who want to step back in time and explore area history, the North Brevard Historical Museum also will remain open. Both of its windows will feature antique toys displayed around a Christmas tree. The display includes Tinker Toys, vintage cat-eye marbles, a porcelain doll and railcars from a Lionel train set on loan from a 90-year-old man whose father owned the set.

The Titusville Welcome Center will remain open as well, providing restroom convenience, area information and bicycle rentals.

“Christmas lights will still be up, making for a charming, inviting atmosphere,” Hilligoss said.

Marcia Gaedcke, the president of the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, commended the creative efforts of the Downtown Titusville Merchants Association.

“The novelty of having snow fall is a great way of bringing people downtown and continuing the winter holiday spirit of celebration,” she said. “It’s good to have families and the community coming together.”

For information about this event and others in Downtown Titusville, go to the Downtown Titusville Merchant Association’s facebook page at facebook.com/Downtown-Titusville-Merchant-Association-958296147517115/