The Spectrum Community School marching band

The Spectrum Community School marching band

Holiday parade set for Saturday

Spectrum Community School marching band prepares for the Island Farms Santa Light Parade on Saturday

Christmas is just around the corner. To celebrate the beginning of the holiday season, head down to Centennial Square tomorrow (Nov. 17) for the fifth annual Christmas Tree Light-Up, and stay for the Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade.

Beginning at 4 p.m., the square will be full of musical performers, ice sculptures, a ferris wheel and free treats, as a leadup to the annual parade.

The man in red will lead the train of floats and other entries, heading out along Government Street from Belleville Street at 5:45 p.m. and ending up at Store Street.

The event attracted its largest ever crowd last year, with an estimated 70,000 people watching from the sidewalks.

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