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Weather holds off for Warren Christmas Walk

Times Observer photos by Josh Cotton Santa led the crowd in a countdown for the lighting of the Christmas tree during Friday’s parade.

Warren received an early Christmas present Friday night.

The forecast looked like it could drench the Downtown Warren Christmas Walk and rain throughout the day on Friday appeared to portend that possibility.

But the worst of it moved out in the hours before the parade set off, allowing for an evening of fun activities downtown.

“All we want to say is THANK YOU,” the organizers, the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, said after the event.

“Warren County is a great place to visit, but a better place to live.”

Santa was the capstone to Friday’s parade in downtown Warren, stopping at the Point to light the town Christmas tree.

The highlight of the evening occurred during the parade when Santa and Grand Marshal Gary Lester stopped at the Point to light the town Christmas tree – a 33-foot tree that city crews placed earlier this week.

Youngsville also celebrated the holiday with its Hometown Christmas Celebration Saturday with a parade followed by activities.

If you missed this first round of Christmas gatherings, there’s more to come.

Both Sugar Grove and Tidioute have events set for next Friday, Dec. 8.

The Walk in Sugar Grove will include a house decoration competition while Tidioute is holding a “Light Up Parade” starting at 6 p.m.

The Warren Area High School Marching Band performed as part of Friday’s parade.

Warren County Fair Royalty joined by some special friends - Frosty and Snoopy, among others ride a float in the parade.

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