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Bass Lake Christmas Tree And Parade Of Lights

BASS LAKE – Join in celebrating the holiday season at Bass Lake with the 26th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade of Lights on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Pines Village, followed by free pictures with Santa.

Festivities start at 4:30 p.m. with holiday music, a holiday bazaar, raffle, and free kids’ bike raffle. That’s followed by the electric Parade of Lights at about 6:15 p.m., along with a planned 6:45 – 7 p.m. tree lighting and the much-anticipated arrival of Santa. Times are approximate because, you know, Santa is a busy guy this time of year.

Right after the tree lighting, Santa will accommodate kids who have requests to speak with him, say organizers, and the mama-razzi and paparazzi are welcome to bring their own cameras, to take pictures in the Cedar Room.

The “rain or shine” event is free to attend. Snacks, soup and hot beverages will be available for purchase.

“It’s a fun and festive way to kick off the holiday season with your family,” say organizers, and also a wonderful opportunity to promote your business or organization. The cost to enter is $20 per float.

“Grab some Christmas lights, streamers, inflatables and decorate your cars, golf carts, trailers or boats and join our parade and contest,” as the Pines Resort and hundreds of spectators await the arrival of Santa Claus and the community lights up the 60-foot tall Christmas tree. Be creative, say insiders, as the best two floats will be rewarded with Pines Resort gift cards.

For more information, visit the The Pines Resort at Bass Lake website.

Also at Bass Lake, don’t miss The Pines Village Holiday Bazaar and Arts & Craft Fair. The Holiday Bazaar is held indoors during the event in the Conference Room and stays open on  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Nov. 24 – 26. All vendor spaces are full.

At the annual Holiday Bazaar, visitors can enjoy an opportunity to start holiday shopping with a chance to find handmade crafts,  unique gifts and artisan goods, while supporting local artists, craftsmen and vendors. Admission is also free to this indoor event held, in the conference center with more than 20 individual vendors. For more information call (559) 642-3121 or visit

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