Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) and Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church Join Forces to Create a Christmas Village Extravaganza, with Star Trolley Providing Free Transportation Linking Both Communities
St. Petersburg, FL – The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) and Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church are thrilled to announce an exciting and inaugural collaboration that will light up the holiday season and physically connect two vibrant communities located along the historic Deuces Corridor. WADA artists and members of Mt. Zion have joined hands to create a magical Christmas village at Mt. Zion, showcasing the spirit of unity and festive cheer.
WADA artists will contribute to the village’s creation by painting and decorating six sets of buildings in the days leading up to the event. Once assembled, this holiday village will be erected at Mt. Zion.
The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 9th, aligning with the city-wide Second Saturday ArtWalk, a celebration of arts and community. The festivities will commence at 6:00 p.m. at Mt Zion and promise a night filled with holiday joy.
Attendees can expect a wondrous display of creativity as the Christmas village unfolds, adorned with twinkling lights and holiday decorations. Carolers will enchant visitors with melodious tunes, and hot chocolate stations will warm hearts on this joyful evening. Adding to the magical atmosphere, a snow machine will sprinkle a dusting of winter magic, creating a picturesque setting for families and friends to enjoy. Star Trolley will provide free transportation, serving as a physical connector between Mt. Zion and WADA throughout the evening, bridging the communities along the historic Deuces Corridor.
The highlight of the evening will be the tree lighting and proclamation at 6:30 p.m. at Mt Zion, symbolizing the commencement of the holiday season and the spirit of togetherness. Following a second proclamation at the ArtsXchange, at 8:00 p.m., Mt. Zion’s esteemed choir, band and mime ensemble will grace the WADA ArtsXchange stage with a soul-stirring performance, marking a perfect end to this enchanted night.
This collaboration is a testament to the strength of partnerships and community bonds. The aim is to unite people during the holiday season and create lasting memories in the heart of our city. This event is open to all and free to attend, embracing the true essence of the holiday season.
“We are excited to collaborate with Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in creating a magical Christmas village,” said Markus Gottschlich, Executive Director of WADA. “This partnership embodies the true spirit of the holidays and showcases the power of unity within our community. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Mt. Zion for years to come.“
Pastor Louis M. Murphy, Sr., and Dr. Kevin Parrot of Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church expressed enthusiasm for the event, stating, “We are thrilled to join hands with the Warehouse Arts District Association to spread holiday cheer in our community. This event exemplifies the love and togetherness that the holiday season represents.”
Save the date and join us for an unforgettable evening of holiday festivities, community spirit, and artistic wonder.