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Holiday Extravaganza in Pontiac Dec. 7

Holiday Extravaganza in Pontiac Dec. 7Jim Shaffer ad EDITED

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2013)

Since 1981, Pontiac has celebrated the holidays with a Downtown parade. The event has grown into a collaborative effort with Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Waterford and White Lake taking part in the planning.  This year’s festivities take place Dec. 7 with the WinterFUN Festival from 8:30 am to 11 am, then the Holiday Extravaganza Parade, and then the chance to meet Santa Claus at Lafayette Market.  Here is information from the event’s website

WinterFUN Festival ~

The WinterFUN Festival is a great opportunity for families to come together to participate in several activities.  thank you joanne hiteThere is a Gallery of Ice with live ice carving competition, a petting farm with adorable animals, live Santa reindeer, s’mores and much, much more.  There is also a children’s WinterART Center that allows kids to participate in several different craft projects, get their face painted and much, much more.  Don’t miss out … ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!!

Holiday Extravaganza Parade ~

The festivities for its 32nd  annual year bigger and better.  There will be over 100 of your favorite costume characters handing out FREE hugs, beautiful professional floats from The Parade Company, professional balloons, marching bands, fire trucks and choreographed dancers all joining together to bring you a memorable parade.  The parade route will begin on Cesar E. Chavez Ave at the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) and continue down Saginaw Street past the new Lafayette Market and Downtown 51 and ends at the Phoenix Center Plaza.

Meet Santa at Lafayette Market ~

After the Holiday Extravaganza Parade has finished, enjoy Santa’s favorite refreshments, hot cocoa and candy canes, with the big man himself. Santa is excited to visit with the boys and girls and hear about their holiday wishes.

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