Holiday events planned in area communities

Staff report

In addition to the Swanton festivities, there are other holiday events planned in the area for the entire family.

The Metamora Parade of Lights will be Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. The parade will travel through the village, stopping to light the community tree in front of the bank and continuing left on Maple Street.

Santa will light the tree then head to the fire department, where there will be pictures and refreshments available.

The 30th Annual Lyons Christmas Parade, with about 25-30 floats, will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at 5:30 p.m. It begins at Lyons Park on Park Street, then travels down Maple Street and from East Morenci Street to the Lyons Royalton Fire Department at 409 W. Morenci St. The department will treat families to cookies and hot chocolate and photos with Santa Claus and the Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

Delta Winterfest is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m. Festivities will include a downtown lighting ceremony, a Christmas parade, caroling, and photos and snacks with Santa Claus at the Santa Cabin, located at Main and Monroe streets. Hot dogs, hot chocolate, and cookies will be available. All events are free.

Staff report