Parades and festivals are on the way, starting this weekend.
The parade, with the theme of "A Danish Tradition", travels through the village.
Communities all over Santa Barbara County are planning events during the month of December to celebrate the holiday season. "Spectators can expect lots of elves, lots of toy-making and tons of fun from the "Santa's Workshop" theme".
The PB Holiday Parade starts at 1 p.m. immediately following the run. Enjoy music from local choirs and keep warm with hot chocolate compliments of Boy Scout Troop 171.
"The parade begins at 6 p.m. on Park Avenue and turns onto Main Street with activities continuing in the 700 block of Main Street", said Steve Bartels, Hereford assistant city manager. Santa Claus will be at the end of the parade to the children's delight. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome and be sure to bundle up; evening temps are expected to be in the low 30s.
Christmas in the Park will immediately follow the Whitehouse Christmas parade and run until 3 p.m.
The parade is sponsored by The City of Fredericksburg Virginia Parks and Recreation Department and Huber Motor Cars, and media sponsor B101.5. Parking is available on Winslow, Townsend and Orchard roads. To see the parade route and road closures, visit fredericksburgchristmasparade.com.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 5 p.m., 72nd Annual Christmas Pageant; and 4 to 9 p.m., Men's Night with shopping, games, giveaways, free beer tasting. "Whether you are a serious runner or just want to bring the family to downtown Newark for Winterfest, participating in the Reindeer Run and Romp is the ideal way to give back to the community during the holiday season". Louisa County Historical Society will also share stories of Louisa's heritage. The parade begins at 10 a.m.at the Whitehouse Junior High School. The route follows Main Street toward County Administration Building.
This year's parade will feature more than 100 entries and will conclude with Santa Claus riding atop the Troutman Fire and Rescue ladder truck.
At 6:45 p.m., Santa will hand out candy, treats and gifts.