Let the holidays begin

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Now that turkey dinner has been digested and the shopping weekend is over, holiday decorations are going up to adorn homes, businesses, and city fixtures, and holiday festivities are on their way throughout Colusa County.

Just in time for the Christmas Tyme in Colusa, Sharon Reische from the Colusa County Arts Council said that Market Street in Colusa will be lined with 22 brand new banners that have holiday themes on them.

The Christmas Tyme event is Colusa’s way to bring holiday shopping and small businesses together. The event will be held Friday, Dec. 6, from 6-9 PM.

Vendors and carolers, a tree standing over 100 feet tall will be lit, and, of course, Santa will be there.

Rod Bradford from the Arbuckle Revitalization Committee was on top of getting banners up on streetlights, lining 5th Street, as Arbuckle readies itself for the Holiday Stroll at the LaVanche Hursh Park on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 4-7 PM.

“Normally we put these up for the holiday spirit,” said Bradford.

Santa is expected at the event on an Arbuckle Fire Department engine. If rain, Santa will be taking Christmas wishes from inside the APRD office at 309 5th St.

The vendor fair is a rain or shine event under the park gazebo.

The following weekend, Williams will bring in the holidays with its annual Festival of Lights Parade and Downtown Stroll, on Dec. 14, sponsored by the Williams Community Church.

Williams’ vendor fair gets underway at the corner of E and Seventh streets, at 4 PM, followed by the parade at 7 PM.

Maxwell’s Country Christmas will return on a Friday evening this year, Dec. 20, with its fabulous lighted parade beginning at 6 PM.

This is the fourth annual Country Christmas, which is a fundraiser for the Maxwell Parks and Recreation District and Auxiliary, to help support recreational activities in Maxwell.

The vendor fair gets underway at 5 PM, and everyone can gather around the town tree for musical performances and selfies with Santa Claus.

All these events are expected to have lots of food and hot beverages to enjoy, and a lot of vendors selling specialty and gifts items. ■