On Friday, December 1, 2017, get ready for good old-fashion fun at the 23rd Annual County Christmas Festival in the Village Shopping Center on Deschutes Road, Palo Cedro. 

Festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. with live entertainment; then lighting of the community Christmas tree at 6:00 p.m. (with new lights added by the center’s owner, Mr. Gabrielsen); followed by lighted parade starting at 6:15 p.m. Santa and his elves will bring up the end of the parade and make their way to Rite Aide for kid visits and photos. 

Festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. with live entertainment; then lighting of the community Christmas tree at 6:00 p.m. (with new lights added by the center’s owners, Gabrielsen); 

followed by a lighted parade starting at 6:15 p.m. Santa and 

his elves will bring up the end of the parade and make their way to Rite Aide for kid visits and photos.

Smell the aroma of bonfires filling the air as you board the enchanting train from the Nash Ranch, illumined from engine to caboose with hundreds of twinkling lights. Hawes Farms will be giving rides on their whimsical Cow Train, and Randy Jones will offer wagon rides.

The Shopping Center merchants will be awaiting your visit to their stores with raffles and a taste of something sweet. Check out the many vendors with crafts and foods, and be sure to patronize the school tables fundraising for their events.