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By: Maria King
Date: November 27, 2016
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November 27, 2016

Nov 29, 2017 - Dec 03, 2017
Since 1988, Step back in time into a Victorian village where holiday music fills the air! Shop in over 500 stores and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Enjoy gourmet food, wine, and delicious taste treats throughout the festival! Visit two beautiful theaters and see countless professional stage shows, The Singing Nativity and concerts! Soak in the atmosphere of music, lights and décor… because Christmas starts at A Victorian Country Christmas.
70,000 Attendees
Nov 17, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018
Since 1994, Lights of the Ozarks turns downtown Fayetteville into a sparkling wonderland. Nightly carriages and pony rides, fresh hot chocolate and festive holiday music make the Lights of the Ozarks an event that cannot be missed. The romantic and breathtaking display of a half-million twinkling lights is cherished by the locals and visitors alike that stroll or drive through the Lights of the Ozarks each year. Each year Fayetteville Parks and Recreation workers spend over 3,300 hours decorating the Downtown Square with over 400,000 lights. The Lights of the Ozarks parade is organized by the University of Arkansas Hospitality Management students with support from the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau. The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission coordinates all other events during the festival.
200,000 Attendees
Nov 29, 2017 - Dec 02, 2017
Since 1972. Demopolis' favorite yuletide festivity has grown into one of the Southeast's premier holiday events. Christmas on the River has not only captivated the hearts of those in and around West Alabama, it has proven an annual tourist attraction capable of bringing in visitors from other states and regions of the country. Also featuring the State BBQ Championship. Various venues around town.
80,000 Attendees
Dec 02, 2017
Since 1988, parade with floats and marching units. The Lights of December Parade is a wonderful hometown event. The parade will wind around downtown Boulder and involve a wide cross section of the Boulder County Community with high school marching bands, hundreds of girl scouts, church floats, non-profit and civic organizations, and business entries.
50,000 Attendees
Dec 01, 2017
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 02, 2017
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 02, 2017
Since 1955. The parade begins at Broadwalk at Scott Street and heads south to Harrison Street. Imaginative floats, marching bands and creative displays from civic, non-profit and children’s groups all come together with the City to put on this hometown holiday celebration. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for top-notch viewing along the parade route or reserve a table at one of the many seaside restaurants for a complete alfresco experience. Complimentary bleacher seating will be also available at various locations on the sand from Garfield Street to Polk Street with parade announcers stationed across from Charnow Park at Garfield Street and at the Hollywood Beach Theatre at Johnson Street. The Candy Cane Parade is presented in partnership with the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency.
50,000 Attendees
Dec 01, 2017 - Dec 02, 2017
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
Nov 15, 2017
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 01, 2017 - Dec 03, 2017
All year round, Middleburg’s beautiful 18th century village is unique - a hunt country capital, anchor of Virginia’s premier wine region, retail haven for antiques, fashion, center of fine dining, and lodging – all of which make it a memorable travel destination. On the first Saturday in December the community becomes a Christmas experience like no other - Christmas in Middleburg. Friday night, before the parade, the wonder begins with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Join us for this quiet, moving ceremony of lights and song to get your spirit in the mood for Christmas. Saturday is a full day of family festival activities, where the community comes together, celebrates a spiritually moving holy season, and individuates itself eccentrically and endearingly in doing so. The day begins with Breakfast with Santa and is followed by an iconic Middleburg Hunt review with riders on horseback and a pack of hounds coming down the main street. After lunch, the Christmas Parade begins, featuring foot beagle hunt clubs, polo clubs, animal affinity groups (corgi owners, Great Pyrenees owners, llama and alpaca owners, etc.), community groups (VFDs, schools, scouts, churches, clubs), enthusiasts groups (MG cars, old fire trucks, Mini Coopers, muscle cars), business floats, reenactment bands (Civil War, Revolutionary War, Scots highlands), high school bands, and Santa on his coach drawn by matched Ayrshires closing the parade.
25,000 Attendees
Nov 29, 2017 - Jan 06, 2018
Celebrate the Christmas season in New York with a trip to Rockefeller Center. With some of the best shopping, dining, and festive fun around—it’s the place to be. Make Rockefeller Center your holiday destination. No trip to Rockefeller Center is complete without a skate on The Rink —one of New York City’s most celebrated attractions. Set amid a sparkling scene featuring the Christmas tree, it’s something that everyone should experience. The tree will remain lit and on display on the plaza between West 48th and 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues, until 9pm on January 7. Each year tens of thousands crowd the sidewalks for the event and millions watch the live broadcast.
Dec 02, 2017 - Dec 03, 2017
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 on 5th 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.
100,000 Attendees
Dec 02, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017
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.
13,000 Attendees
Nov 22, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018
Since 2009, the annual Christmas Wonderland of lights, one of the Carolinas Largest Light Shows. With over 3 million lights, and a computerized light show set to music this will be a memory your entire family won't forget. Along with the lights, Santa will be visiting nightly until Christmas Eve, we have petting zoos, pony rides, concessions, roasting pits to make smores, a candy shop, general store, and much, much more.
50,000 Attendees
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