Two Christmas holiday parades to light up Gillette Avenue on Saturday

Manchester will welcome Santa and some of his helpers Saturday for the annual Christmas Parade

The Christmas parade and tree lighting celebration in downtown Tyler is happening on Thursday, November 30th.

Santa is expected to arrive on a fire truck around 5 p.m. and Mayor Richard J. Kos will flip the switch to turn on the lights on the Christmas tree and other decorations in front of City Hall shortly after his arrival.

Shinnston is preparing for its annual Christmas parade on December 2. - The parade starts at Breckinridge Elementary School and winds through Historic Fincastle (townoffincastle.org; 473-2200). Parade participants and spectators are encouraged to bring a toy or gift for a child for the Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program.

Franklin County: Sunday, 3 p.m. To see the parade route and road closures, visit fredericksburgchristmasparade.com.


Santa's Wonderland and Winter Festival & Parade will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in Town Hill. Then enjoy the parade, starting on Meadow Avenue at 2 p.m. "So come to Hague and have a fun family day".

The parade starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday and will be followed by a tree lighting ceremony and band performance.

This year, 25 floats have entered the parade, the same as a year ago when a record number entered.

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