Published: Fri, December 01, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Bay County christmas tree lighting

Bay County christmas tree lighting

It all starts this Saturday with more parades rolling out over the next few weeks. Event organizers expect more than 65,000 spectators to line State Street.

Shinnston is preparing for its annual Christmas parade on December 2. The parade route is on Hollister Avenue between Orange Avenue and the Goleta Valley Community Center. Grover Vining, Philadelphia and Neshoba County's 2017 Citizen of the Year, will serve as grand marshal.

But those who may not be able to attend those shows still have chances to enjoy moving lights, visiting Santa and gathering for Christmas tree lightings.

Friday, Dec. 1, 4 to 8 p.m., Manchester Holiday Stroll (formerly Shop Manchester Night). There will be caroling, Santa will arrive on a fire truck and showing of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.

That afternoon between 2:30-5:30 p.m. Santa Claus will pay a visit to Fish Tales Restaurant; fireworks will begin after dark.

Vinton: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Prizes are awarded for artistically decorated trees and traditionally decorated trees.

Parking for the events is free in the Fair Plaza Garage. The tree-lighting ceremony starts at 4:30 p.m. on the town hall lawn.

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The Lompoc Valley Children's Christmas Season Parade with the theme of "Winter Wonderland" will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday. - The 61st annual procession will start at Shanks Street and make its way down Main Street before turning right on College Avenue and ending at Oakey's Funeral Parlor.

The parade is sponsored by The City of Fredericksburg Virginia Parks and Recreation Department and Huber Motor Cars, and media sponsor B101.5.

Roanoke County: Saturday, 10 a.m. The parade route runs from Spotsylvania Middle School to Spotsylvania Courthouse Village/Merchant Square Pavilion.

The party is free, but participants are asked to bring canned food items if possible to benefit the food pantry. The parade is organized by the Rotary Clubs of Santa Maria and Nipomo.

Road closures 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Santa will be available in the park to hear children's wish lists.

Blacksburg: Friday, 7 p.m.

"Shinnston has always loved celebrating Christmas".

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