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Christmas light parade and annual tree lighting set for Nov. 26

The annual Williams Christmas parade draws visitors from across the state. (Wendy Howell/WGCN)
Photo by Wendy Howell.

The annual Williams Christmas parade draws visitors from across the state. (Wendy Howell/WGCN)

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The annual Williams Christmas light parade and tree lighting is happening Saturday, Nov. 26. This year’s theme is “Wild West Christmas” and the Bill Williams Mountain Men will be the Grand Marshals.

Line up begins at 5 p.m., with the parade beginning at 6:30 p.m. along Historic Route 66 in Williams. Santa hats, hot chocolate and treats will be available.

Line up will start at 9th Street in Williams. Floats and other participants will make their way down Route 66 for the Williams Christmas Light Parade. After the parade, the official Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place. Santa will be on hand for photo opportunities.

More information about the parade can be found by visiting the Williams Visitor Center, 200 W. Railroad Ave or at the Williams-Grand Canyon News office, 118 S. 3rd Street.

The Williams 2023 Christmas Committee thanks each and every parade entry for participating in a long standing tradition.

Earlier in the day, Christmas events will kick off with “Santaland” at 11 a.m. at the Williams Recreation Center, which will include a photo opportunity with Santa, trivia contests, character contests and more for a family fun day. The event ends at 3 p.m.

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