The festivities begin at noon with a parade on Main Street featuring costumed characters, designer floats, marching bands, and live reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh. The entertainment will continue with a holiday host of activities, live music and dance performances; along with a seasonal variety of food vendors, crafts, gift and general merchandise near the Depot. Festivities will conclude with a Christmas tree lighting program which begins at 5 p.m.
Children’s activities include FREE snow tubing down “Depot Hill”, a FREE snow playground, FREE and pay-to-play inflatables, trackless train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, and much more.
Parade entries will be judged and prizes will be awarded in categories including Most Humorous, Most Colorful, Most Unusual, Most Spirited, Most Musical, Best Entry with Animals, and Best Overall. All judging takes place from a reviewing stand located in front of the city’s Commemorative Park. Winners will be announced during the Christmas tree lighting program.