Downtown Covington is gearing for the holidays Thursday with its annual Lighting of the Courthouse event this at 6 p.m. in the square.
Hosted by the Newton County Commission, City of Covington, Arts Association & Main Street Covington, the courthouse will feature new decorations to upgrade the holiday lighting downtown.
Attendees will be entertained with performances by the Oxford Singing Children, the Newton County Community Band and a reading by the Thanksgiving Essay Winner.
Cider and hot chocolate will be served to all guests by The Covington News.
Carriage rides are also available and complimentary with a receipt of a purchase from downtown merchant or $7 per ride. The carriages will depart from in front of Newton County's Historic Courthouse.