Christmas California Style 2013

First place winners of the 2012 annual California Christmas Parade float contest was Community Health. Center (Cinderella).  The 2013 parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 7.

First place winners of the 2012 annual California Christmas Parade float contest was Community Health. Center (Cinderella). The 2013 parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 7. Photo by April Arnett.

A schedule of all the exciting activities taking place during the Christmas California Style event being held Friday, Dec. 6 - Saturday, Dec. 7.

Holiday Open House at the following businesses

Friday, 9-5 - Commerce Bank, 209 East Main Street.

Friday, 9-5 and Saturday, 9-12 - Hawthorn Bank, 1000 W. Buchanan.

Friday, 9-6 and Saturday, 8-2 - Bond's Gift Shop, Business 50 West, 25 percent discount.

Friday 8-5 and Saturday 9-3 - Originals by Kim, Business 50 West, 10 percent discount.

Friday, 10-6 and Saturday, 10-9 - Patricia Kay Interiors, 401 North High Street, 50 percent off fall merchandise, 20 percent discount on other select items, gift certificate drawings.

Friday and Saturday 9-5 - Oak Street Fabrics and More - Handmade items from crafters and quilters in the town as well as in the shop. They carry American Girl and Barbie doll items, 401 S. Oak Street.

Friday, 1-5 and Saturday, 9-6 - Inspired Designs will be serving refreshments at 322 S. Oak Street.

Saturday, 8-3 p.m. - The Flower Shop for all Occasions, Village Green, 25 percent discount.

Saturday, 1-4 - Mr. G's wine tasting at 306 W. Buchanan Street.

Saturday, 9-6:30 - Winding Road Gifts & Interiors, 324 S. Oak Street, will offer hot chocolate bar, apple cider and sweet treats. Children can meet Mrs. Clause and the elves and decorate an ornament for free.

Friday and Saturday, 8-5, Burgers Smokehouse, 32819 Highway 87 South, bring order for Christmas pickup or delivery, bargain bin discounts. Register to win a free ham.

K.A. Dutcher Paint and Varnish, Inc. has a Christmas window display from 5-10 p.m.

Sonic has December specials for one and all!

Saturday 9-1 - Something Sassy - All in stock products and jewelry will be buy one/get one half price. Gift cards are buy $50 and get $5 free, 705 W. Buchanan Street.

Other Festival Events

Saturday, 10-12 - Wood Place Library children gather to create ornaments to decorate library for Christmas, 501 South Oak Street.

Saturday, 10-2 - Finke Theatre open for pre-ordered poinsettia pickup, 315 North High Street.

Saturday, 8-1 - Methodist Church homemade cookie sale, 201 South Oak Street.

Saturday, 4-7:30 - Chili supper at VFW Hall, northeast corner of courthouse square.

Saturday, 5:30 - Chicken and noodles and chili at First Christian Church, 107 N. Oak Street.

Saturday, 5 p.m. - Lighted Christmas Parade through uptown and downtown business district.

Saturday, 5:30-6 - Parade awards and lighting of Christmas tree on the Courthouse lawn.

Saturday, 6 p.m. - children meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Commerce Bank for treats and carols sung by California High School Sounds of Joy.

Saturday, 7 p.m. - Holiday variety show at Finke Theatre, 315 North High Street.

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