8th Annual Castle Rock Festival of Lights comes alive

'Twas the month before Christmas, and all through the town, the lights were a'twinkling and the elves were around!

Castle Rock and all of its merry elves invite you to attend the 8th Annual Castle Rock Festival of Lights celebration! This year's festivities continue the traditions of a truly unique Northwest Christmas.

The season kicked off on Nov. 25 with Shop Small Saturday and several holiday bazaars throughout Castle Rock. Local venders will be happy to help you finish up your shopping list with a great selection and fantastic prices.

Come back Dec. 9 for a party throughout town. Free pictures with Santa will be held inside Fibre Federal Credit Union (202 Front Ave SW, Castle Rock) beginning at 2:00 p.m. and continuing throughout most of the afternoon and evening. Come by and snag a complimentary cookie and cup of cocoa while you wait! Santa will take a break for the holiday parade, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. The tree lighting ceremony and caroling will follow immediately after the parade.

The town will be full of good cheer all day long, with shopping deals, street venders, activities for the whole family, and plenty of photo opportunities with Frosty, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, and a whole team of elves! Plus, don't miss your chance to win fabulous raffle prizes!

The lights will stay on from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, please visit the Castle Rock Festival of Lights on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CastleRockFestivalOfLights.

To you and yours from everyone at the Castle Rock Festival of Lights, may you have yourself a very merry Christmas!