Christmas festival schedule

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Christmas festivies in the area get started Saturday, Dec. 1. The schedule of events are as follows:

Dec. 1 – Fanning Springs Festival of Lights

  • Festival opens at 10 a.m. and lasts until 7 p.m.
  • Car show all day, registration is free with Toys for Tots donation; call 727-422-0787 for more.
  • Santa arrives directly from North Pole at noon
  • Rubber Duck races to benefit Fanning Fire Dept. at 3 p.m.
  • Boat parade at dark, featuring first-place prize of $1,500.
  • Craft and food vendors, children's activities, live music and more.
  • Visit fanningspringschamber.org for more.

Dec. 1 – Light Up Williston

  • Sponsored by the Williston Chamber of Commerce
  • Christmas parade down Noble Avenue at 6 p.m.
  • Holiday festivities in Heritage Park begin at 7 p.m.

Dec. 8 – Chiefland Rudolph Run, Christmas Festival and Parade

  • Rudolph Run at 9 a.m. (registration is 8 a.m.)
  • Christmas Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Food, crafts, pony rides, inflatables, a rock wall, bungee jump and entertainment.
  • Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Festivities in the Park immediately follows parade – Carriage rides, the tree lighting ceremony and entertainment.

Dec. 15 – 4:30 p.m. Yankeetown Inglis Christmas Parade