The annual Blackstone Holiday Open House, held the first Friday after Thanksgiving, is a great time to catch the holiday spirit in this historic quaint small town located off Rt. 460. The public is welcomed throughout the decorated locally-owned restaurants and niche retailers who provide refreshments and holiday cheer, including Santa being on hand for pictures. Enjoy the songs of the holidays from carolers and take a horse-drawn carriage ride throughout the historic avenues. The evening opens with a Grand Illumination at Seay Park and family fun activities are sprinkled throughout the historic district.