A Great Small Town Christmas will kick off with a Light Up Night on Friday, December 8th at the Oakland B&O Museum. The event will start with a Walking Holiday Light Parade, led by Santa Claus starting at the Town Parking Lot at 5:30pm. All are invited to participate in the walking parade as we make our way to the B&O Museum for the official tree lighting. Bring your own entry, just make it festive! Something new this year is the addition of Santa Paws! Dress up your furry friend in holiday themed apparel and join us in the parade! Come out and join us for free cookies and cocoa from the Order of the Eastern Star and a special treat from Santa himself! There will be free sleigh rides available for guests.
And while you're shopping, don't forget to look for the elf! The Lucky Elf promotion in downtown Oakland continues through Monday, December 19th. For every $25 spent in participating Oakland stores you visit, you receive a chance to win a variety of local gifts.