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Christmas trees, parade will get Bel Air's holiday season off to good start

The Town of Bel Air kicks off the Christmas holiday season this weekend with the annual Festival of Trees and the town parade and tree lighting ceremony.

Don't forget to visit the Festival of Trees at the Bel Air Reckord Armory, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Decorated trees, wreaths will sold by silent auction and there will be vendors, fresh greens, bake table, children's crafts and activities and entertainment. For more information, visit

The town's annual Christmas parade is Sunday, Dec. 1. It begins at the corner of Main Street and Churchville Road at 3:30 p.m.

Immediately following the parade will be seasonal music, a bonfire, caroling, hot chocolate and cookies at Shamrock Park, where children can confer with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The town's Christmas tree and menorah will also be lighted.

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