Five Fun Festive Events for this First December Weekend

Five Fun Festive Events for this First December Weekend

The first weekend in December is proving to be very festive. There are so many Christmas parades and other holiday traditions to take part in. Here's a handful of suggestions in your High Five report:

-The 84th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade kicks off Saturday at 11am. This year's theme is a "Storybook Christmas" as many of the parade entries will depict favorite classical tales of the season. The parade steps off at Merced on the Fulton Mall and finishes at Kern and N Streets. KSEE24 personalities will be collecting coats for kids along the parade route.

-Clovis' Christmas parade also kicks off Saturday a bit later in the evening. This year's Children's Electric Christmas Parade starts at 6:30pm at the Clovis Rodeo Ground and ends at the fair ground. In addition to decorated floats, there will also be marching bands, equestrians and more.

-Merced's Christmas parade theme is "Christmas on the Silver Screen." Floats will be decked out to depict favorite holiday classics. It's from 3pm-5pm. Stick around following the parade for the annual tree lighting ceremony.

-It's a Victorian Christmas tradition at the Meux Home in Downtown Fresno. The home is open for tours of the Fresno landmark for the annual Christmas extravaganza. It's 4pm-8pm Saturday. Tickets are $20. $5 for kids 12 and under.

-The Christmas spirit is also alive and kicking at Fresno's Chaffee Zoo. 18 acres of the zoo is now covered in lights for the 5th Annual Zoo Lights. This year, you'll also be able to have breakfast with Santa. Breakfast starts at 8am Saturday. If you buy tickets, it's a three-in-one deal. You'll be able to attend "Santa Paws" where dozens of zoo animals will receive special presents from Ol' Saint Nick...then head back for zoo lights that same evening for free.

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