It's all about the holidays this weekend in Pulaski County as the season kicks off with three parades, as well as community celebrations in Crocker and St. Robert with Christmas as their theme.
Waynesville Kiwanis Christmas Parade will be Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m. Line-up begins at noon in the Waynesville Middle School parking lot. The parade travels from the Middle School through Waynesville over old Rt. 66 to the Square. TheLions Club Christmas Parade in Laquey will be Saturday, December 2 at 11 a.m. Line-up begins at 10 a.m. at the junction of P and AA and travels down AA to the Laquey High School upper parking lot. The parade is held in conjunction with the Christmas Bazaar held in the Laquey Elementary Gym from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dixon Lighted evening Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 beginning at 6 p.m. this year. This unique parade is a must-see, as the locals go all out with decorated, lit up floats that travel through town in celebration of Christmas. Cookies and punch with Santa immediately after at Mid America Bank and Trust Company. Crocker's first ever lighted Christmas parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is held in conjunction with Christmas on Main Street on Sunday, December 3.
2. Christmas on Main Street
Crocker's popular community event will be held December 3 in downtown Crocker in the area near Frisco Park and along the main street. The event is full of family-friendly fun with free food, hot chocolate, cookies, and pictures with Santa Claus. New this year, will be a lighted Christmas parade, as well as the Snowflake Princess and Queen crowning, and a reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas."Venders will be there as well, selling local crafts, along with activities for all the members of the family, including coloring and ornament making.
3. Holiday in the Park
St. Robert's annual Holiday in the Park, a free, fun, family-friendly, event, will be held December 3 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center located at 114 JH Williamson Dr. in St. Robert. This event features free soup, cookies, and drinks while supplies last for all of those that attend, as well as free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will also be visits from the Grinch and Santa's elves. Local vendors will be in attendance offering crafts and items up for sale.