It's beginning to look like Christmas

Groups hosting citywide Winterfest
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It’s going to look a little bit like Christmas throughout downtown Colfax on Saturday.
Festivities will get underway with holiday craft vendors opening in Roy Toms Plaza from 2 p.m. until after the light parade.
For the safety of festival attendees, North Main Street from Grass Valley to Depot streets will be closed to vehicle traffic from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Soroptimist International of Colfax will open their annual Soup Kitchen from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Sierra Vista Center, 55 School St. Offered will be homemade soups and garlic bread. Members of the Colfax High School S Club will be selling homemade baked goods.
Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for children, ages 6 to 17. Tickets purchased at the door will be another $1.
Gift baskets will be given away throughout the evening.
For the ninth year Santa, Mrs. Claus and a group of mischievous elves will be posing for pictures from 1 to 6:30 p.m. in the temporary workshop in the Gazebo in Roy Toms Plaza.
Donations will be accepted. Each child will receive a gift bags, donated by the Friends of the Library.
The traditional light parade, coordinated by the Colfax Lions Club, will get underway at 6:30 p.m.
According to parade chairman Mike Maynard, the parade will begin at Main and School Streets, follow Main, turning right on Church, right on Culver and right on Grass Valley Street ending at the Railroad Depot.
Participants will stage along North Main Street from School to Oakhill Streets beginning at 5:30 p.m.
For more information about joining in the light parade, call Maynard at 346-8346.
The lighting of the city’s Christmas tree in Library Park at the corner of Main and Church Streets will be done shortly after the parade ends.
A bonfire will be lighted next to Roy Toms Plaza, conditions and weather permitting.
~ Gloria Beverage
Colfax Winterfest
Festivities include vendor booths, photos with Santa, soup kitchen, light parade, traditional Christmas tree lighting
When: 2-10 p.m. Saturday
Where: Downtown Colfax