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Popular local Christmas events return

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As the weather gets colder and the holidays approach, the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and its local partners are gearing up for a season filled with fun and festivities.

Three Christmas events, nicknamed collectively as "Christmas 1-2-3 Lebanon, Tennessee" will kick off on Friday, Nov. 28.

The Festival of Lights, which puts Fiddlers Grove Historic Village and the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in the holiday spotlight, will be open from Nov. 28 through 30 and Dec. 4 through 7, 11 through 14 and 18 through 31.

The spectacular light show features many treats, including a Grinch in the jail and the 12 Days of Christmas. While driving through the Festival of Lights, visitors may tune their radios to a local station for information about the displays, the history of the show and more. The Festival of Lights will be open nightly from 5 until 9 p.m., and admission is $5 per vehicle.

Christmas on the Square will return to historic downtown Lebanon on Saturday, Dec. 6. The day will begin with holiday shopping and open houses at various stores around the square from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Holiday activities, including entertainment, a live nativity scene and photos with Santa Claus at the Chamber office, will take place from 3 until 7 p.m.

Historic Lebanon's annual Tour of Homes will be held from 5 until 8:30 p.m. Tour tickets will be available at the Chamber office beginning Monday, Nov. 24 for $8. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the tour for $10.

The Lebanon Christmas Parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. The theme for this year's parade is "A Country Christmas," and outgoing Chamber President Sue Vanatta will serve as grand marshal.

The parade will begin at the old Lebanon High School, travel down Harding Drive and conclude at the D.T. McCall & Sons' shopping center. Applications for parade entries are available at the Chamber office or at www.lebanonwilsonchamber.com.

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