Christmas Kickoff in Boyne City November 28

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The Boyne City Holiday Open House and Santa Parade is a true community celebration of the season on Nov. 28, the Friday after Thanksgiving, from 5 to 9 p.m.

The downtown with be filled with all the sounds, sights, and smells of the Christmas season.

From 4 to 8 p.m., Coldwell Banker will host a live Nativity scene at 231 Water St., including live animals, a bonfire, hot chocolate and coffee.

The open house begins at 5 p.m. at businesses throughout the downtown and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Boyne Area Girl Scouts will light the Community Christmas Tree at the west end of Water Street in Sunset Park at 5 p.m. Santa will arrive on his horse-drawn sleigh, joined by some of his elves and reindeer from the North Pole. Those participating in the parade must send in a parade registration form and will line up on East Main Street between East and Lake Streets starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade route will follow Lake Street to Water Street through the heart of downtown. After the parade, Santa will meet with children on the patio at Parkside Grill and Treats. In addition there will be hayrides, a chance to see reindeer up close, and refreshments for Santa’s guests. For more information, contact Karen Guzniczak, Boyne City Main Street Promotions Committee chairperson, at Country Now & Then/Up The Lazy River, 582-2355 or the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce at 582-6222.