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Parades, Festivals Planned for Holiday Season Throughout Santa Barbara County

Parades, Festivals Planned for Holiday Season Throughout Santa Barbara County

Santa Claus will ride in the firetruck at the end of the parade and then will be at Teacher's Corner/Kid's Mart after the parade.

In Carpinteria, fun-filled community spirit will take place during the holiday parade at 3 p.m. on December 9.

Ryan Drohan, who this year will skipper Santa's boat into Rockport's T-Wharf, says he can't answer that question.

The parade is sponsored by The City of Fredericksburg Virginia Parks and Recreation Department and Huber Motor Cars, and media sponsor B101.5. Donations will go to Logan Brewer, a Hatton High senior undergoing treatment for lymphoma.

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Salem: Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Roanoke County: Saturday, 10 a.m. The 20th annual extravaganza, held from 5-6 p.m., starts at marker 2 and returns to Colonial Yacht Center on Monroe Bay. The parade route runs from Spotsylvania Middle School to Spotsylvania Courthouse Village/Merchant Square Pavilion.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m. - Lighting of the Memory Tree, in honor of lost loved ones, at Town Hall, 30 Martin St.

Road closures begin at 12:45 p.m. and public parking is available at the Holbert Building, Public Safety Building and Spotsylvania Courthouse.

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Blacksburg: Friday, 7 p.m.

The lighted parade, or mobile neighborhood block party, will start at 6 p.m. and including singing Christmas carols ending at the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. on the Avenue of Flags at First Street. In conjunction with the parade, there will be a food drive benefitting the FoodBank of Santa Barbara County.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, or at least it will this weekend when Merrill kicks off its annual Christmas celebration!

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