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First Friday “Light Up Carbondale”
December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa will take his sleigh to perform his magic and light up the trees and holiday lights on Main Street. Santa’s first stop with his sleigh will be at the large tree on Main Street & Weant Boulevard near the Forest Service building around 5:15 pm. “Oh Christmas Tree” will start the festivities and when everyone is in the spirit, Santa will light the tree. This pedestrian parade will head down Main Street at 5:30 pm to the 4th St. Plaza. When Santa reaches the 4th St. Plaza the holiday spirit will reach its crescendo and Santa will make a proclamation and magically illuminate all the lights on Main Street (approx. 5:45 pm). Join Santa at the 4th Street plaza for the countdown, with cookies, hot chocolate, marsh mellow roasting at the bonfire and sing along caroling. Santa’s sleigh will be available for rides from 5:45 to 7:30 pm.
- Forest Service tree lighting at Main and Weant 5:15 pm
- Santa Sleigh Parade 5:30 pm (Main and Weant to 4th street)
- Santa lights up the rest of the trees at 5:45 pm from his sleigh at the 4th street plaza from main street
- Sleigh rides and caroling from 5:45 to 7:30 pm