Troutman Christmas Parade will go down Eastway Drive

Electric light parades will entertain Texas Panhandle towns starting tonight in downtown Amarillo

Electric light parades will entertain Texas Panhandle towns starting tonight in downtown Amarillo

The tree lighting will take place at 5:45 p.m. Friday in Rocky Mount as part of the Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas events.

The Lompoc Valley Children's Christmas Season Parade with the theme of "Winter Wonderland" will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday.

Merchants will be open from 6 p.m.to 9 p.m. with special sales promotions just in time for Christmas.

Los Olivos will host an Old-Fashioned Christmas from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday. - The parade starts at Breckinridge Elementary School and winds through Historic Fincastle (townoffincastle.org; 473-2200). There will be no parking along the parade route and on some adjacent side streets beginning at 2 p.m. on the day of the parade.

Decatur's "Christmas in Toyland" parade will roll through downtown's Second Avenue and Bank Street on Monday at 6 p.m.

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There might even be a chance for his Jumanji co-stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan to make an appearance. His musical guest will be platinum-selling artist SZA , who will likely be belting out songs from her debut album Ctrl .

Waxhaw's Holiday Festival of Lights Ceremony is Saturday from 4-8 p.m., when roughly 500,000 lights will fill up Downtown. With Louisa celebrating its 275th year, plan on having some old-fashioned fun, including gold panning for the children, along with rope making and blacksmith demonstrations.

Blacksburg: Friday, 7 p.m.

Visitors should bring their own camera for pictures with Santa.

And the annual Lighted Boat Parade at the Beach will be a wonderful sight later on Saturday.

Sunday, Dec. 3, 3:30 p.m., Christmas Concert at First Parish Church, 10 Central St.; 4:30 p.m., Lighting of the Friendship Tree at the Town Hall Common.

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