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EventCrazy Staff Picks of the Week 11/16/2014

By: Maria King
Date: November 16, 2014
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From now through New Year’s Eve, we will be featuring holiday events. You know what they say, ‘tis the season!

Events are the life blood of a society. They are occasions that gather people together united in a common theme, cause or celebration. Events bring people together to pay tribute to their heroes, to raise awareness of a cause or to witness history in the making. Events can be as simple as a child's kindergarten graduation or as dramatic as the Super Bowl. It doesn't matter what your preference is or even if it is constantly evolving. What does matter is that you are "experiencing" something that will give you great satisfaction and a lifetime of memories.

This list represents the EventCrazy staff choices of the events for the week. If you live nearby, any of these would be an excellent way to spend your weekend. If it is not geographically possible, you are encouraged to search the site for the personal experience that is just right for you. We hope that you find EventCrazy to be an excellent tool as you search for ways to create your own lifelong memories each and every week.

Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
Since 1989, this event includes over 450 exhibitors with juried arts and crafts show and many handcrafted items along with various gourmet foods and holiday related entertainment. Plus operating model train displays, cooking demonstrations, holiday music and Santa Claus.
30,000+ Attendees
Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
Since 1986, Christmas in Olde Springboro Village is an all weekend family event filled with fun, food, crafts, heated tents, parade, historical shops up and down the streets, authentic Christmas carolers and strolling entertainment, free carriage rides and trolley rides, Cincinnati Zoo Cat Ambassadors show on Sunday, Civil War reenactment, underground railroad tours and much more. This festival is truly wonderful and a step back in time.
70,000 Attendees
Nov 22, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
PIER 39 invites you to join our special friends from the Disneyland® Resort at the annual PIER 39 Tree Lighting Celebration. Experience the magic – sing songs, give hugs to our Disneyland® friends and welcome the holiday season with two days of holly-jolly magic and merriment for the whole family. The fun culminates at 6pm each night as PIER 39's majestic 60-foot tree, adorned with glistening ornaments, bows and twinkling lights, will be illuminated against a stunning backdrop of the San Francisco City skyline.
30,000 Attendees
Nov 22, 2014
Central Pennsylvania's largest holiday salute, including, marching bands, helium balloons and floats are just some of the great fun going on during the parade.
50,000 Attendees
Nov 22, 2014
Since 1985. This festival lighted evening parade. Enjoy the balloons, equestrian units and the different floats. The lights, sights and sounds of the Holidays in the City season provide unforgettable activities for the whole family to enjoy. Bursting on the holiday scene will be the Grand Illumination Parade and from that night on until New Year's Eve, the lighted skylines provide a magical backdrop for a calendar filled with holiday traditions - some generations old and some new on the scene.
100,000 Attendees
Nov 23, 2014
Since 1947, one of the largest parades West of the Mississippi. The parade is a signature of the City of El Cajon and San Diego County and has always been a guaranteed delight for the children of all ages who love a parade. Well over 100 colorful and exciting parade entries come from a variety of cities throughout the United States to share in the excitement that is part of the Mother Goose Parade. Each year we are proud to present a line-up of spectacular motorized floats, glorious marching bands and drill units, eloquent equestrians, animated clowns, special characters, special guests, performing artists, celebrities, giant helium balloons, specialty vehicles, and of course, Santa Claus. Every parade entry is specially selected to bring enjoyment to children and adults alike. The parade is 3 miles long and is also covered by radio and television.
250,000 Attendees
Nov 21, 2014
Since 1985, Join us as we light our official holiday tree in downtown Lansing. Join others for a fun filled night with family events, including carriage rides, shopping, complimentary refreshments, and live entertainment. There will be also a shuttle service available.
120,000 Attendees
Nov 23, 2014
Sensational giant two-hour balloon parade featuring over 25 giant helium-filled character balloons, over 60 marching bands, units and floats, Santa and more. Stop by on Saturday (3pm to 6pm) for the balloon inflation party.
100,000+ Attendees
Nov 22, 2014
Since 1992. Dubbed the nation’s largest evening holiday event, the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival will feature a full day of festivities including family-friendly activities in Lights Festival Lane, live entertainment from top artists in Pioneer Court on the BMO Harris Bank Stage and tons of holiday shopping throughout the district. The highly anticipated lighting procession, steps onto the Avenue at 5:30pm and features a host of Disney friends, more than 30 floats, giant balloons, exciting marching bands, celebrities, musical performers and, of course, Santa. More than one million lights on 200 trees along The Magnificent Mile will be illuminated this magical evening. The procession culminates with a spectacular fireworks display along the Chicago River.
100,000 Attendees
Nov 22, 2014
Since 1965, decorated floats, high school marching bands, clowns, antique cars, Miss Tomball Contestants, lots of fun, great food and much, much more.
35,000 Attendees
Nov 22, 2014
Thousands of families line the streets of downtown Asheville the Saturday before Thanksgiving to enjoy the Christmas parade. Participants include marching bands, civic groups with self-built floats, merchants with professional floats, street performers, animals, pageant queens, and, of course, Santa Claus. Vendors selling souvenirs. Santa, dancers and llamas in Pack Square Park immediately following the parade. Initiate the winter season by being part of Asheville's oldest and largest holiday event!
50,000 Attendees
Nov 22, 2014
A nighttime parade that rings in the holiday season in style. Dancers, bands, extravagant floats, a visit from old Saint Nick and a fireworks finale.
40,000 Attendees
Nov 23, 2014
This spectacular display of holiday festivities will captivate visitors of all ages with family-oriented activities set in charming and historic Olde Gahanna. Featuring ice skating rink, Santa's gift shop, children's area, visit with Santa, horse drawn carriages, live music and a host of other dazzling surprises. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, because the contagious holiday spirit will continue long into the evening with post- parade activities and entertainment.
40,000 Attendees
Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
In 1621 America’s most famous immigrants, the Pilgrims, celebrated a harvest feast with their Wampanoag Neighbors. Come to Plymouth to celebrate this event with a Parade, Floats, Bands and so much more. Come the night before to hear drum and bugle corps competition at Memorial Hall, which is Handicap Accessible. Food festival, craft vendors, demonstrations and much much more than just a parade.
140,000 Attendees
Maria can be reached directly at eventsblog@eventcrazy.com
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