The annual Festival of Lights Parade in downtown Columbus and accompanying Christmas Village Winter Wonderland serve as a local kickoff to the Christmas season, and again were quite popular Dec. 2. The 27th version of the Lights Parade featured 100 entries, including Santa, the Grinch, high school marching bands, Cub Scout packs and festive floats.
The Christmas Village at The Commons offered crafts, games, photo booths, live music and Christmas card making. Here’s another look.

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