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By: Maria King
Date: November 29, 2015
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November 29, 2015

Dec 02, 2015 - Dec 06, 2015
Since 1988, this event features over 450 arts and crafts booths, live entertainment, a living nativity scene and a beautiful holiday light show with over 70,000 lights.
73,000 Attendees
Dec 05, 2015
Since 1984, What a great way to ring in the holiday season. The festival has plenty to do with arts and crafts, entertainment, food, children's activities and the parade of the year that brings Santa Claus to town. The parade consists of 80 juried entries including 12 Marching Bands, 40 floats with tens of thousands of lights, special entries, mounted Fort Carson Color Gaurd, guests of honor and Santa Claus himself.
100,000 Attendees
Dec 04, 2015
Since 1976, Enjoy lighted floats, marching bands and with more than 100 parade entries including dozens of floats, decorated vehicles, marching bands, lots of lights and helium balloons as well as special guest Santa Claus.
60,000 Attendees
Dec 04, 2015 - Dec 05, 2015
Since 1982. Visit Corpus Christi's unique celebration, ringing in the beginning of the holiday season for residents and visitors alike. The event has continued to grow each year and is featured in newspapers across the country as a "must see" event. The beautiful skyline and bayfront marina area is illuminated for the holiday season. The fun and hospitality of the area provides the settings for wonderful sights, enjoyable family activities, and a variety of vendors, featuring great food and holiday items! Featuring a children's parade, Santa motorcade, candy cane lane, Holiday tree Village and so much more. Children's Parade 1pm Boat Parade 7:30pm. Events all day long, check website for more details.
130,000 Attendees
Dec 04, 2015 - Dec 05, 2015
Since 1979. Participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5-9 pm both evenings and visitors are expected to experience the joy of San Diego’s largest free community festival. Those who attend will participate in a truly multicultural experience, enjoying food, music and entertainment from around the world. Revelers can watch top-notch musical and dance performances, enjoy delicious and diverse food choices and help spread a heavy dose of holiday cheer. Some of the more well-known traditions include food from around the globe at the International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages; the annual Santa Lucia Procession at the Plaza de California; unique gift shopping at the museum stores and with the artisans of Spanish Village; and musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, Del Cerro Baptist’s Christmas Story Tree, and more.
350,000 Attendees
Dec 04, 2015 - Dec 05, 2015
Since 1974, the Parade of Lights continues to reign as the signature event of the Downtown Denver holiday season. The countless sparkling lights, majestic floats and delightful characters will once again wow hundreds of thousands of onlookers when this popular family tradition takes to the streets. Seating along the parade route is free, and Grandstand tickets will also be available.
300,000 Attendees
Dec 05, 2015
Edmond Electric's Annual Parade of Lights and Mayor's Tree Lighting is the perfect event to get you in the spirit of the holidays. Beginning at 6 p.m. residents and visitors are invited to join together at Shannon Miller Park for the Mayor's Essay Contest Winner presentation and tree lighting. At 6:45 p.m., the parade will step off from the UCO campus and stroll through the beautifully lit Downtown Edmond. To keep with the theme each entry is required to have lights adorning their float. We’ve had many exciting entries over the past couple of years and we look forward to seeing what’s in store for this year’s holiday tradition in Edmond. Parade route: South on University to First. West on First to Broadway. North on Broadway to Campbell. East on Campbell to University. Streets will begin closing in the downtown area at 6:00 p.m. *Route is subject to change due to construction.*
75,000 Attendees
Dec 05, 2015
Since 1992, The parade was the vision of a small group of community minded individuals who believed it important to offer the community an event that would allow all people to enjoy and participate in the joyous and fun holiday season. Many of those individuals are still involved with the parade's production. The parade gives everyone an opportunity to celebrate the winter holiday season. There is something for everyone in this parade. Palm Canyon Drive between Ramon Road and Tamarisk Road.
80,000 Attendees
Dec 05, 2015
This unique holiday event combines fireworks, special effects and music in a spectacular show presented “in the round” on the five-acre Fountain Plaza. Free children’s activities with entertainment and strolling holiday performers throughout the City Center at Oyster Point area.
35,000 Attendees
Dec 05, 2015
The Children's Christmas Parade will step off at Peachtree St. and 16th St. and end at Peachtree St. and 5th St. Watch as Midtown Atlanta will be transformed into Santa Claus Lane with the sights and sounds of the season. With floats, giant helium-filled balloons and marching bands, the Children's Christmas Parade will be the largest holiday parade in the southeast. Along with a television audience of more than 500,000 viewers on WSB-TV, hundreds of thousands of spectators will be lined up along the streets eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa and the official beginning of the holiday season in Atlanta. Takes place rain or shine.
300,000 Attendees
Dec 05, 2015 - Dec 06, 2015
The Festival Navideño of Calle Ocho is a free admission to all, event that happens every year during the Christmas Holidays that brings joy and smiles to the all children of our community. The Festival Navideño en la Calle Ocho LA is one of the biggest Christmas festivals during the season in Southern California. Come and be part of this huge traditional festival this December5th and 6th on 8th street, between Vermont Ave. and Irolo street in the city of Los Angeles. During the event you will see streets full of exhibitors with arts and crafts, and foods and beverages, carnival rides and games, thousands of free samples of a variety of products, and over 100,000 attendees. There will also be a red carpet with a Christmas parade that includes the best selection of artists, improvising super heroes and other characters, school bands, folklore, and other acts.Not to mention we also give away over 25,000 toys to the children. The best part is it is free admission.
100,000 Attendees
Dec 05, 2015 - Dec 20, 2015
Walk through 13 scenes of the life of Christ. Filled with over 200 cast members and live animals. You're going to see and hear the biblical record of the Christmas story, with Donkeys, sheep and possibly other four-footed friends assisting in telling the story. You'll meet shepherds, fishermen, innkeepers, wisemen, merchants, Roman soldiers and many others. Angels will appear in the night sky, and if the sky is clear and not too windy, you should see a star pointing the way to Bethlehem. Hot cocoa and cookies await you when you return. A wonderful live display for the holiday season. This is held outdoors, dress for the weather. Held on the weekends only in December.
75,000 Attendees
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