Special communitywide events celebrating the Christmas season in the central San Joaquin Valley:
29th annual Tree Lighting, 6:30 p.m., Downtown Sanger, Seventh and N streets, (559) 875-4575.
Madera Tractor Parade of Lights, 6 p.m., Yosemite Avenue, (559) 673-3563.
Reedley Electrical Christmas Parade, 7:30 p.m., Downtown Reedley. FRIDAY
Rock-N-Roll Around the Christmas Tree, 7:30 p.m., The Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S. Chance Ave., (559) 650-3247.
Selma Holiday Street Faire & Santa Arrival, 4 p.m., Downtown Selma, (559) 891-2235.
Festival of the Trees, 10 a.m., St. Columba Church, 5073 N. Palm Ave., Fresno, (559) 229-8534.
Santa Lucia Festival/Christmas Village Celebration, 10 a.m., Kingsburg Swedish Village, 1475 Draper St.
84th annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade, 11 a.m., Fulton Mall, Fresno and Fulton streets, (559) 490-9966, ext. 223.
66th annual Nation's Christmas Tree City Toyland Parade, 11 a.m., Downtown Sanger, Seventh and N streets, (559) 875-4575.
Fowler Christmas Tree Lighting, 2 p.m., intersection of Merced and Seventh streets, (559) 834-5486.
Spirit of the Holidays, 4 p.m., Exeter Veterans Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave., (559) 592-4134.
Oakhurst Community Christmas Tree Lighting, 5 p.m., Ditton's Talking Bear Corner, Highway 41 and Road 426, (559) 642-0313.
Community Caroling, 5-7 p.m., Three Rivers Museum, 42268 Sierra Drive, (559) 561-2707.
Chowchilla Lions Club Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30 p.m., Rite Aid parking lot, corner of Robertson Boulevard and Front Street, (559) 665-8615, ext. 110.
Clovis Children's Electric Christmas Parade, 6:30 p.m., Old Town Clovis, (559) 916-9124.
Christmas at Kearney, 1 p.m., Kearney Mansion Museum, 7160 W. Kearney Blvd., (559) 441-0862.
88th Annual Trek to the Nation's Christmas Tree, 2:30 p.m., Kings Canyon National Park, a nondenominational Christmas message, charter bus trips available, (559) 875-4575.
The Pageantry of Lights Christmas Parade, 6 p.m., downtown Kerman, Madera Avenue, C to G streets, (559) 846-6343.
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