Special communitywide events celebrating the Christmas season get started Thanksgiving weekend in the central San Joaquin Valley, to include:
Kingsburg's Swedish "Julgranfest" Tree Lighting, 6 p.m. Friday, Downtown Kingsburg, Draper St. and Smith St., Kingsburg, (559) 897-1111.
Porterville Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, 6 p.m. Friday, Centennial Park, N. Main St., Porterville, (559) 310-5488
Bass Lake Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Bass Lake, 54449 Road 432, Bass Lake, (559) 642-3121.
Reedley's Christmas Tree Lighting, 5 p.m. Saturday, Pioneer Park, 895 G St., Reedley.
Visalia's Candy Cane Lane Parade "A Fairy Tale Christmas," 7 p.m. Nov. 26, downtown Visalia, Main Street, Visalia.
Madera Tractor Parade of Lights, 8 p.m. Nov. 29, Yosemite Avenue, Madera, 673-3563.
Fowler Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, 2 p.m. Dec. 1, intersection of Merced and Seventh streets, Fowler, (559) 834-3113 ext. 100.
Oakhurst Community Christmas Tree Lighting, 5 p.m. Dec. 1, Ditton's Talking Bear Corner, Highway 41 and Road 426, Oakhurst, (559) 642-0313.
Chowchilla Lions Club Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Rite Aide parking lot, corner of Robertson Boulevard and Front Street, Chowchilla, (559) 665-8615 ext. 110.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony "Santa Comes to Clovis," 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Clovis Civic Center, 1033 Fifth St., Clovis, (559) 324-2780.
Selma Holiday Street Faire & Santa Arrival, 4 p.m. Dec. 7, Lincoln Park, Mill Street at South McCall Avenue, Selma, (559) 891-2237.
Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade, 11 a.m. Dec. 8, Fulton Mall, downtownfresno.org/do/christmas-parade.
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