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By: Maria King
Date: November 25, 2018
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November 25, 2018

Nov 28, 2018 - Dec 02, 2018
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
Dec 01, 2018 - Dec 02, 2018
Since 1982. The streets of historic downtown Gainesville, from City Hall to the Hippodrome State Theatre will be transformed into a celebration of art and creativity complete with live music, performing arts and a spectacular array of food. More than 100,000 art lovers will fill the streets to enjoy and purchase one-of-a-kind artwork. The festival features 240 local and national artists displaying original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, unique sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography. Children can create their own art at the Imagination Station, a free hands-on art activity area including sidewalk-chalk drawing, painting, mask design, puppet creation, clay sculpting and interactive entertainment. For music lovers enjoy continuous, live entertainment on four stages by local bands, solo musicians and dance companies.
100,000 Attendees
Dec 01, 2018
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. - - - Takes place on Tejon Street between St. Vrain and Vermijo Streets
100,000 Attendees
Dec 04, 2019 - Dec 08, 2019
Thousands come from all over the Northeast to visit The Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show, a festive celebration of the season’s finest decorations, arts and crafts, cuisines, and musical and dance groups. Among the unique and exclusive gifts available are crafts, jewelry, clothing, Christmas decorations, toys, household accents, ceramics,furniture, dolls, flowers, paintings, holiday foods and much more.
35,000 Attendees
Dec 06, 2019 - Dec 08, 2019
Since 1971. Features 300 exhibitors displaying and selling hand made items and more. Thousands of unique, one-of-a- kind gifts. A holiday tradition with Santa and Mrs. Claus on hand.
50,000 Attendees
Dec 01, 2018
Since 1926. Louisiana’s premiere holiday event. Named by USA Today’s Readers’ Choice “Best Southern Small Town” in 2016. Enjoy our daylong festival filled with live musical entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, a parade and a magnificent fireworks show choreographed to holiday music over the riverbank of Cane River Lake. Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank.
100,000 Attendees
Nov 28, 2018 - Dec 01, 2018
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.
40,000 Attendees
Dec 01, 2018
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, 2018
Since 1949. If you've ever asked yourself the question, "What happened to Christmas?" this inspirational community event is the answer you've been seeking. The Branson community gathers on this special day to set aside our individual aspirations and celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas season. It is our chance to stop and reflect on the beauty of the Christmas story that still inspires people today. On this special night, no one is in the limelight and no organization is promoted, only an overwhelming outpouring of community and celebration as we come together to honor the story of Christmas. The parade has dozens of bands and floats, with awards being given out to various divisions. The lighting ceremoney consists of lighting up the giant Nativitiy scene that sits atop Mt. Branson. Various activies such as caroling take place.
40,000 Attendees
Dec 06, 2019 - Dec 08, 2019
As many as 350 artist booths line Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork that offers visitors a distinctive shopping experience. While the Tempe Festival of the Arts focuses on visual art and the artists who create it, there also is a wide variety of other activity for guests to enjoy. Live entertainment provides fun for festival-goers. Performances throughout the venue keep audiences in high spirits throughout the day. In addition to the Festival Stage, street performers, food and beverage vendors, sponsor exhibits, and entertainment booths are set up for the amusement of Festival visitors. Visit the Arizona Wine Festival for tastings and sales by the glass, bottle, or case. And, enjoy The Art of Beer featuring local microbrewery sampling and sales.
225,000+ Attendees
Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 01, 2018
Since 1974. Begin your holiday season at the spectacular 43rd Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights. The two-mile parade route in Downtown Denver is the stage for Colorado’s brightest holiday tradition. The FREE holiday spectacular features marching bands, ornate floats, and, of course, a special appearance by Major Waddles the Penguin and Santa! Grab your hot chocolate and ear-muffs, this year is going to be better than ever!
300,000 Attendees
Dec 01, 2018
Since 1993. 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 07, 2019
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, 2019 - Dec 08, 2019
The Bizarre Bazaar’s Christmas Collection features more than 500 juried exhibitors selling holiday decorations and gifts, gourmet foods, jewelry, clothing and accessories, toys, quality crafts and fine arts, hand-painted furniture, and decorative items for the house and garden and so much more! The Bizarre Bazaar’s exclusive exhibitors will fill four contiguous buildings at The Richmond Raceway Complex.
30,000 Attendees
Nov 22, 2019 - Dec 01, 2019
Since 1957, Whether it’s new car shopping, learning about the latest technology or exploring an assortment of customized rides, there is something for everyone at this year’s show. Features all sizes and styles of cars exhibitors selling and displaying auto accessories, equipment, and other related services.
150,000 Attendees
Dec 01, 2018 - Dec 02, 2018
Festival Navideno en la Calle Ocho, Los Angeles is proud to be the largest Latino event at the end of the year, this being our annual Christmas event with over 60,000 attendees during the two day weekend. Festival Navideno en la Calle Ocho, Los Angeles has an extensive media coverage including Radio, TV, Newspapers and Social Media push- advertising. Our event presents sponsor booths, food vendors, carnival rides, live petting zoo, clowns, giant cold air balloons, City of Los Angeles recognitions to media partners, sponsors, artist and guests. Our main stage presents top artists from all around the country and international as well. Each year, Calle Ocho Christmas Fest, L.A donate over 25,000 toys to the children in the city of Los Angeles. Calle Ocho Christmas Fest, L.A. is a free admission event for attendees, and its purpose is to bring hope and joy to all the families during the holidays!
60,000 Attendees
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