Archive for Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holidays heat up Saturday with Light Parade

Santa Claus will be coming to Baldwin City Saturday night for the annual Light Parade. Here he flips the switch for the community Christmas tree two years ago.

Santa Claus will be coming to Baldwin City Saturday night for the annual Light Parade. Here he flips the switch for the community Christmas tree two years ago.

November 26, 2008

Santa Claus is coming to town.

He’ll be in Baldwin City on Saturday evening to light the community Christmas Tree downtown.

Santa will conclude the annual Light Parade as he arrives downtown on an antique fire engine. He will choose a child to help him flip the switch, which has become an annual tradition in Baldwin City.

The Light Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday. It will make its way down

Eighth Street from Chapel to High streets. Then the parade goers will head east down High for one block.

Prior to the start of the parade, the Baldwin Dance Academy will perform at the corner of Eighth and High streets. Their performance has become an annual tradition prior to the parade.

The Baldwin High School marching band and choir will be in the parade this year, along with a handful of community floats. Anyone wanting to enter the parade can still do so by picking up an entry form.

If children wish to see Santa before the parade, they are invited to have breakfast with him Saturday morning. The Baldwin City Recreation Commission is hosting “Breakfast with Santa” at 9 a.m. at Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center.

All ages are welcome to all-you-can-eat pancakes, crafts and a picture with Santa. Advance tickets are $6 and tickets purchased at the door are $8.

The downtown businesses will be holding their annual open houses and offering refreshments at 10 a.m. that day. The Baldwin Community Arts Council will host its Holiday Arts Sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be a Shopping Expo in the American Legion Hall from 3-7 p.m.

For more information or a parade entry form, contact the BCCC at 594-3200.

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