Hollister and San Benito County kicked off the winter holiday season this past weekend with the annual downtown Lights On Parade and celebration.
The events on Saturday, Nov. 26 started early in the morning with the Holiday Car Display, an afternoon holiday boutique that lasted well into the evening and, of course, the centerpiece winter holiday parade that featured floats and presentations from numerous local people, clubs, businesses and organizations.
Events outside the Veterans Memorial Building and throughout downtown Hollister also included performances and demonstrations by the Pacific Poppin’ Jazz band, Ha’a Hula dancers, Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts, Fusion Elite and the Animation Dance Company. Families had the chance to have their photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
And in the holiday giving spirit, the Dec-A-Tree project was on display at Veterans Plaza, featuring 30 Christmas trees decorated by local nonprofits that will be donated to local families in need.
The festivities were sponsored by the Hollister Downtown Association.