This weekend is the 32nd Annual Christmas in Fair Park at Paris’ Red River Valley Fairgrounds. The event will run Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. It’s free to the public and features gifts, crafts, art, food, and Santa in the gingerbread house.
Paris Harley Davidson will host a weekend bash tomorrow from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm collecting toys for the local Toys-for-Tots organization. Santa will be there from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. It’s a partnership with the Salvation Army, where the toys will be taken on December 6 to be sorted and readied for distribution on December 18. Toys-For-Tots also works with CASA and Child Protective Services. Another toy drop is December 11 at Paris Suzuki.-Kawasaki.
A Christmas Parade will be Saturday in Detroit along Garner Street sponsored by Detroit United Group. Participants should gather at the elementary school at 5:30 pm, and it is for everyone with classic cars, floats, horses, and bikes. A community tree lighting will be inside the walking trail. Detroit Volunteer Fire Department will hold a stew and chili supper between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm at the tabernacle.
The First Christian Church will provide an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for all first responders, with Paris Coffee Company giving coffee. In addition, all first responders will receive Christmas candy courtesy of Anderson Candy Company of Blossom.
The 19th Annual Tree of Angels ceremonial lighting will be held Sunday by People Against Violent Crime. It will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in Paris’s Farmers’ Market. They will decorate the tree with ornaments in a tribute to victims of violent crimes.
The City of Clarksville will hold its Christmas Parade Monday, with participants lining up at 4:30 pm at Madison and Walnut streets. No Santa costumes are allowed, and four-wheelers are not permitted.
Paris High School’s fall production of “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood” continues through Sunday. All performances will be in Weger Auditorium at the Paris Junior High campus, and admission is $12 for students and $15 for adults. Showtimes are 7:30 pm tonight and Saturday and 2:30 pm on Sunday.