The Edmond Sun

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December 8, 2012

Edmond full of weekend holiday events

EDMOND — Wintry weather is finally descending upon the city just in time for the fourth annual Edmond Electric Parade of Lights.

The parade continues to grow annually, said Michelle Trimberger, Edmond Electric program coordinator. This year, spectators will be treated to 35 lighted entries plus the Memorial High School and North High School bands. Mayor Charles Lamb will serve as the parade marshal.

The parade kicks off at 6:45 p.m. Saturday in downtown Edmond. Downtown streets will close to through-traffic at 6 p.m. The parade route begins on University heading south to First Street, then west on First Street to Broadway, turning north on Broadway to Campbell and turning east on Campbell to Main Street.

This is the first year that the parade will occur on a Saturday evening, moving from its traditional Thursday night slot. Trimberger said she believes moving it to a weekend is part of what helped attract a record number of floats and entrants this year.

“The crowds are just getting larger and larger and with the traffic trying to close down streets at 5 o’clock rush hour, this just seemed better to do on a Saturday and increase participation,” Trimberger said.

Last year’s first place winner, the Gray Family Miniature Horses, will return with even more lights on display. Trimberger said the family invested their $300 prize money from last year into more lights to dangle from the miniature horses and their wagon.

“This is a family event they do each year and they really do it well,” Trimberger said.

The Mayor’s Essay Contest winners will ride the city’s trolley and Edmond City Council members will ride Old Engine 29 from the Edmond Fire Department.

Trimberger expects the parade to take about 30-45 minutes this year and invited spectators to check out the Edmond Outdoor Ice Rink after the parade concludes. The Ice Rink is at the Festival Market Place and remains open until 10 p.m.

If Edmond-area residents are looking for something a little more western-themed in celebrating the upcoming holiday, Parkhurst Ranch has an option for them to enjoy this weekend only.

Cozy Country Christmas at Parkhurst Ranch will be from 5-9 p.m. today and Sunday and will feature Calamity Clause and Santa-faced Santa in full western gear telling stories and leading a family friendly barn dance. Refreshments will be served and then Cinderella’s coach will take participants down a candle-lit lane to a live nativity scene.

This event costs $10 per family or $5 for individuals and serves as a fundraiser for several local children’s charities, said Paula Parkhurst, ranch owner.

Parkhurst Ranch is a 135-acre ranch in Arcadia and 55 acres are open to the public seasonally, typically in the fall for the Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch. The ranch is at 720 E. Henney Road in Arcadia. Call 396-0909 for more information.

For those looking to enjoy a true Edmond Christmas tradition, the Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant continues this weekend. The pageant will take place from 7-9 p.m. today and Sunday at 5100 S.E. 33rd St. The event is free, however donations are accepted. For more information, call 341-3606 or visit obhc.org.

Earlier on Saturday, Edmond residents will have an opportunity for a photo with Santa at Randel Shadid Law Office, 19 N. Broadway in downtown Edmond. The 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. event is sponsored by Edward Jones and its employees. Those attending are encouraged to donate canned goods or make a financial donation to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Items most needed this holiday season include: canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned tuna, peanut butter and rice and beans.

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