Get in the Spirit!! For the second year in a row the Historic 1908 Courthouse Foundation, the Town of Independence and area businesses are sponsoring Christmas on Town Square. Prior to and during the Town’s Christmas Parade on December 1st, the Historic 1908 Courthouse will have an Open House with light refreshments. Hours are from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Christmas Parade starts at 3:00 pm. On December 7th there will be another Open House from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. There will be light refreshments and performances by the Grayson County High School Choir and Santa will be here from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The concert by the Highlands Camerata will begin at 7:30 pm. Area participating businesses will have their doors open for shopping and refreshments. They are: The Pear Tree Ivory’s Antiques PaddelYax Square One Grayson Roots Restaurant Independence Farmer’s Market Grayson Land Care Blue Ridge Music Center Grayson County Historical Society Grayson County 4H The following organizations are Sponsors of the event: Town of Independence Grayson County Tourism Skyline National Bank Historic 1908 Courthouse Foundation On December 9th the New River Bell Ensemble will perform their Christmas Concert beginning at 3:00 pm.