LITTLE FALLS -- Little Falls' annual Christmas Parade, which includes the arrival of Santa Claus, will be 6:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Little Falls.
The parade route will be on First Street, ending at the Santa House on the corner of First Street and Second Avenue Northeast.
Santa will visit with children after the parade.
Mrs. Claus to visit Little Falls museum
LITTLE FALLS -- Mrs. Claus will be at the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls to visit with children from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8.
Her visit is sponsored by the Morrison County Historical Society as part of the historical society's holiday open house. She will pass out treats to children.
Seasonal music will be heard through the hallways courtesy of Mary Wuellner of Little Falls. Refreshments will include Great Harvest Bread and hot apple cider.
Several businesses have donated door prizes and winners will be drawn throughout the afternoon. Door prizes will include gift certificates from the Pine Edge Inn in Little Falls, Books 'n' Stuff Coffee Mill and Bookstore in Royalton, the Blue Port Restaurant on Lake Alexander, Great Harvest Bread Co. in St. Cloud and the Waller House Bed and Breakfast in Little Falls.
For more information, call Mary Warner at (320) 632-4007.
Aitkin Kinship to host chili cook-off
AITKIN -- Kinship, a nonprofit group that matches adult mentors with children who need a friend, will host a chili and soup cook-off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Aitkin American Legion.
The World Famous Fish House Parade will get under way at 1 p.m. in downtown Aitkin.
Area chefs -- professional and amateur -- will stir up chili and soup recipes for participants to sample. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-17 and free for children 5 and under.
Participants can vote for their favorite dish. Proceeds from the event benefit Kinship of Aitkin.
Nisswa's Pioneer Village to be open during City of Lights
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Area Historical Society will host an open house at 4:45 p.m. Friday at the Pioneer Village on Main Street during the city's annual City of Lights event.
Volunteers will greet and familiarize visitors about buildings and lifestyle at the turn of the century while Cousin Courtnay demonstrates crafts in the Homestead. Doughnut holes and cider will be served.
Other City of Lights events include horse-drawn hay wagon and reindeer sleigh rides, a bonfire, arrival of Santa Claus and fireworks. The city's lights will be turned on at 5:30 p.m.
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