Martinsville resident Bobby Helms made "Jingle Bell Rock" famous in 1957 as the original artist of the well-known Christmas classic. Over 60 year sold, the song is now one of the biggest selling Christmas songs of ALL TIME! That holiday spirit lives on in Martinsville with the Bobby Helms Jingle Bell Rock Christmas Music Spectactular.
Enjoy live music, hot cocoa, s'mores, and visiting with Santa and characters from How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 5, beginning at 3 pm at the Morgan County Courthouse. A trackless train will run from 3 to 5 pm, carriage rides will run from 3 to 7 pm.
Beginning at 5 pm, there will be announcements, a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas and beginning at 5:15 pm live music with the Bobby Helms Jingle Bell Rock Christmas Music Spectacular! The lighting of the 15-ft Christmas tree will follow the musical entertainment. Most recent schedule is below for reference; we will update with this year's information once confirmed.
2021 EVENT SCHEDULE:
3-6 pm Trackless Train Rides
3-7 pm Carriage Rides, Photos with Santa, meet Whoville characters, Live Nativity Scene.
3:00 pm Martinsville Community Band 3:20 pm Martinsville Community Choir
3:45 Maddie Collinsworth & Wendy Tanneberger
4:10 pm The Isaac Family Band
4:35 pm Tom Fiddlery Band & Students
5:00 pm Rose O'Neal
5:25 pm "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"
5:30 pm The Bobby Helms Jingle Bell Rock Christmas Spectacular Band featuring Bobby Helms' son and grandson
3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
This event is brought to you by the City of Martinsville, Rediscover Martinsville and Porch Time. Be sure to vote for your favorite Christmas window at area merchants - money raised through voting goes to area non-profit organizations.