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Holiday Lighting Ceremony happening Friday 

Christmas Tree lighting in downtown city park

The traditional holiday tree lighting ceremony in the downtown city park. Photo from Main Street Association.

–The 33nd annual “Holiday Lighting Ceremony” will officially bring holiday décor to downtown Paso Robles on Friday, Nov. 29.

The tradition will find Mrs. Santa Claus and other costumed characters gathering at the downtown city park bandstand at 5:30 p.m. They will be joined there by townspeople dressed warmly. The Cancer Support Community will be lighting the downtown City Park trees.

Just before 6 p.m. candles and songbooks will be distributed. When the clock tower strikes 6 p.m., Mrs. Claus will throw the giant light switch, and the downtown lights in trees, shop windows and buildings will illuminate all at once. The Holiday Songbook contains the Black Out Bingo page to get stamped by participating merchants by Dec. 7 – drawing on Sunday, Dec. 9, win one of three cash shopping sprees for 2018.

The mayor and other city officials will speak, followed by candlelight caroling with musical accompaniment. Free cookies and hot chocolate will conclude the evening’s festivities.

Holiday Craft Bazaar

During the day on Friday, Nov. 29, come downtown to city park for the Holiday Craft Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Search for that perfect one-of-a-kind, handmade gift for the holidays. Vendor space is available. Rain date: Dec. 7.

The lighting ceremony and craft bazaar are Paso Robles Main Street Association events. For more information, contact the Main Street office at (805) 238-4103.

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