PASO ROBLES — The 31st annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by Rabobank and Adelaide Inn, will officially bring holiday décor to downtown Paso Robles tonight.
Mrs. Claus and other costumed characters will gather at the downtown city park bandstand at 5:30 p.m. Just before 6 p.m. candles and songbooks will be distributed. When the clock tower strikes 6 p.m., Mrs. Claus will throw the giant light switch, and the downtown lights in trees, shop windows and buildings will illuminate all at once.
Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Studio on the Park’s arts services and programs for children and adults.
The mayor and other city officials will speak, followed by candlelight caroling with musical accompaniment. Free cookies and hot chocolate will conclude the evening’s festivities.
During the day on Friday, there will be a Holiday Craft Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As the countdown to Christmas continues, mark your calendar for next week’s big event, the 56th Annual Christmas Light Parade.
The lighting ceremony is a downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association event. For information in regards to the lighting ceremony, contact the Main Street office at 238-4103.