Ring in the holidays on the Blackwater

Published on November 22, 2013 with No Comments

Ring in the Christmas season this year along the Blackwater River in Milton.

The City of Milton in conjunction with the area Tom Thumb Stores will present Big Screen on the Blackwater – a three week series of holiday movies in historic downtown Milton.

Just like Milton’s annual Bands on the Blackwater, you can come downtown with your lawn chair or blanket and watch a movie the nights of Dec. 6, Dec. 13, and Dec. 20.

But if it is too cold outside, don’t worry. You can watch the movies from the comfort of your car.

“We are going to have a 25-foot inflatable screen alongside the Blackwater River,” said Linsey Williamson. “You can watch the movie from the comfort of your car and tune in with your radio to enjoy this free outdoor holiday –themed movie.”

The movies will start at 6 p.m. on South Willing St. in Milton.

Dec. 6 there will be a special guest prior to the showing of A Christmas Story as Santa Claus will be at the South Riverwalk Pavilion for the children starting at 5 p.m.

Parents can bring their children to visit Santa and have their picture taken with the jolly old elf and printed on the spot. Photos will be $10 for one 5×7 printed on site. Parents will also be able to purchase more photos at the event or online.

Also while supplies last, there will be free Webkinz to children who have their picture taken with Santa.

Concessions will be made available through the Pace High School Band and personal coolers will be permitted as well.

The City of Milton Parks Department is asking as a courtesy to other movie goers, no smoking please.

Don’t forget to check out our website for information regarding all city sports and activities at www.ci.milton.fl.us or contact the Milton Community Center at 983-5466


Big Screen on the Blackwater Lineup

Dec. 6 – A Christmas Story – Turn back the hands of time to the 1940’s in this film centered around the Midwestern town of Hammond. Watch as little 9-year old Ralphie remains committed to getting an official Red Ryder BB rifle. Ralphie remains undaunted despite his mother, teacher and others telling him repeatedly “You’ll shoot your eye out.”

Dec. 13 – Arthur Christmas – Want to know how Santa accomplishes the feat of making and delivering all of those toys. Then this movie is for you. In Arthur Christmas you will get to see the answer to that question as they reveal the never-before seen ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole.

Dec. 20 – Elf – This American comedy starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Bob Newhart focus on the life of an over grown elf who has very poor toy making skills. He learns from Papa Elf that he was put up for adoption and then goes back to find his father, who lives in New York City.  You can follow the humorous adventure of this loveable misfit in the showing of Elf.

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