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Fun-filled Holiday Festival of Lights Nov. 30

Soon these strings of lights at the Prescott Valley Civic Center will light up in full color as the town celebrates its annual Holiday Festival of Lights Friday, Nov. 30. (Sue Tone/Tribune)

Soon these strings of lights at the Prescott Valley Civic Center will light up in full color as the town celebrates its annual Holiday Festival of Lights Friday, Nov. 30. (Sue Tone/Tribune)

Festival schedule

Program for Friday, Nov. 30, Holiday Festival of Lights, Parade and Create a Tree Display

5 p.m. Coyote Springs Choir.

5:20 p.m. Bradshaw Mountain Middle School Chorus.

5:40 p.m. Holiday Message by Mayor Harvey Skoog.

5:45 p.m. Night before Christmas read by Marnie Uhl, Chamber of Commerce.

6 p.m. Lighting of the Prescott Valley Civic Center.

6:10 p.m. Night Light Parade begins.

6:30 p.m. Visit and photos with Santa in the Civic Center.

Visit the Create-A-Tree displays in PV Library.

Coats, hats and gloves might be a good idea to wear on Friday, Nov. 30, as Prescott Valley kicks off the holiday season with an evening that begins with music and ends with Santa.

Choirs from Coyote Springs Elementary School and Bradshaw Mountain Middle School begin the event at 5 p.m. with Mayor Harvey Skoog presenting a holiday message followed by a reading of the Night before Christmas by Marnie Uhl, CEO of Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce.

At 6 p.m., the lighting of the Civic Center will wow the crowd as town staff turn on the colorful lights that extend from the upper roofline of the Civic Center to the ground below.

Parade floats and entries will light up the streets as participants begin at Sundog Boulevard and Main Street, travel right on Lakeshore Drive, around the Civic Center and back down Main Street. Lakeshore Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Participants march into the dark with brightly lit costumes and vehicles. The final float carries Santa and Mrs. Claus to the Civic Center where they will greet children and pose for photographs.

Create-A-Tree display

The Create-A-Tree Display throughout the Prescott Valley Public Library attracts hundreds of visitors to check out creative ways to decorate trees and show off nonprofit organizations, school and businesses in the Quad Cities.

Applications are due Nov. 15, although entries past these dates will be considered based on available space. Trees must be non-denominational and use non-flammable materials.

The trees remain on display during regular library hours until Jan. 1.