Christmas Has Us Surrounded

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If you can’t get into the Christmas spirit this weekend in Redding, then you’re not trying, friend.

Holiday activities are bustling at several venues on Saturday, with the topper being the annual Christmas parade downtown at 6 p.m. (To see parade route, click here.) The lighted parade is always a great spectacle and tons of fun.

Out at Shasta College, they’re hosting Christmas in the Country at the college farm with hayrides, a petting zoo, visits with Santa and the sale of Christmas trees, poinsettias and other holiday items. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Follow the signs with the pictures of trees on them.

Redding Rancheria presents its annual Native American Christmas Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday at the community center behind Win-River Casino. Lunch will feature Indian tacos and dancing and drumming performances.

  • How come when you take off a hat, you can still feel it around your head hours later?
  • Four Manton wineries are hosting a Holiday Open House this weekend. Ringtail Vineyards, Shasta Daisy Vineyards, Algers Vineyards and Indian Peak Vineyards will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with raffles and special discounts offered.
  • What I’m Reading: “Small Crimes” by Dave Zeltserman. Gripping hard-boiled novel about a dirty cop who gets out of jail only to find himself embroiled in small-town intrigue.

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1 Response

  1. Avatar Ann Webber says:

    Methinks you hat is too tight!