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San Miguel celebrates Christmas with craft faire, parade

Come to the Christmas Craft Faire and Lights Parade this Saturday in downtown San Miguel, rain or shine!

Take time to browse downtown businesses and the museums and gift shops at the Rios-Caledonia Adobe and the Mission for unusual gifts.

Fun begins at 2 p.m. with the Craft Faire and Children’s Carnival. The Lions Club will barbecue. The Chili Cook-off is at 4:30 p.m. at the Coffee Station on 12th and Mission streets.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. marching south from 14th Street to Father Reginald Park next to the Mission, where it turns and comes right back up the street. You get to see both sides of the floats. KSBY weatherman Dave Hovde will be at the microphone.

Later, Santa Claus will greet children at the fire station. Santa awards will be given to the best-decorated craft booth and business. Many thanks to the Chamber of Commerce, Fire Department Volunteers, local businesses and members of the community for giving their time and efforts to bring joy to everyone in town that day.

Christmas Masses

Here’s the Christmas Mass schedule at Mission San Miguel: Thursday’s Christmas Eve Masses will be offered in English at 4 and 11 p.m. and in Spanish at 7 p.m. Friday’s Christmas Day Masses will be offered in English at 11 a.m. and in Spanish at 6:30 p.m.

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Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.