Com­mu­nity Christ­mas Cel­e­bra­tions

Chattanooga Times Free Press - ChattanoogaNow - - OUT & ABOUT - — Compiled by staff writer Susan Pierce

Santa’s been a busy fel­low with ap­pear­ances at malls, hol­i­day par­ties and non­profit events — and his cal­en­dar is still full. This week­end the Jolly Old Elf has four more hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tions to which he will bring Christ­mas cheer.

TO­DAY, DEC. 6

› Christ­mas Pa­rade: Down­town Dal­ton, Ge­or­gia, 6 p. m.

Floats will line up on Waugh Street, then make their way through down­town Dal­ton. Candy will be handed out to chil­dren along the route while sup­plies last. Pa­rade con­cludes with Santa’s ar­rival. Rain date is Dec. 13.

FRI­DAY, DEC. 7

› Red Bank Christ­mas Fes­ti­val and Pa­rade: City Park on Day­ton Boule­vard, 4- 8 pm.

Af­ter sev­eral years of be­ing held dur­ing day­light hours, the fes­ti­val re­turns to the evening this year for guests to bet­ter en­joy hol­i­day lights. There will be food and craft ven­dors in City Park, a chil­dren’s area, cookie dec­o­rat­ing, face paint­ing and crafts.

The Christ­mas pa­rade steps off at 6 p. m. from the 3500 block of Day­ton Boule­vard, trav­el­ing north to Unaka Street.

SATUR­DAY, DEC. 8

› Christ­mas in the Streets & Pa­rade: Down­town Chicka­mauga, Ge­or­gia, 10 a. m.- 8 p. m.

Chicka­mauga Com­mu­nity Growth As­so­ci­a­tion pre­sents this hol­i­day street party and the “Once Upon a Christ­mas” pa­rade. Dur­ing the day there will be craft and food ven­dors, lead­ing up to the pa­rade at 6: 30 p. m. and can­dle­light tours of the Gor­don- Lee Man­sion.

FRI­DAY-SATUR­DAY, DEC. 7-8

› Ring­gold Down- Home Christ­mas Pa­rade: Nashville Street in down­town Ring­gold, Ge­or­gia, 6- 9 p. m.

In con­junc­tion with pa­rade week­end, the Ring­gold DownHome Christ­mas Expo will be held in Ring­gold De­pot, 155 De­pot St. There’s no ad­mis­sion for this mar­ket Fri­day from 5 to 9 p.m., Satur­day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Na­ture Trail Sleigh Rides will be­gin Dec. 7-8 and con­tinue Dec. 14-15, from 6 to 9 p.m. each night. On Dec. 7, the rides will be­gin im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the pa­rade.

The $ 3 rides are a trailer ride from Ring­gold City Hall through lighted Na­ture Trail to the Ki­wa­nis Barn at the Ring­gold ball­fields. At the barn, there will be photo ops, con­ces­sions and vis­its with Santa Claus.

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