Christmas tree lightings, visits with Santa, community caroling and lots more get under way this weekend in Blaine, Ferndale and Lynden, starting Friday, Nov. 30. Highlights include:
-- "Twenty Years of Memories" is the theme for this year's Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration in the 12 historic log cabins of Pioneer Park in Ferndale. Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Details: 360-384-6461, ferndaleheritagesociety.com.
-- Sinterklaas arrives in Lynden at noon Saturday, Dec. 1, at Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. Lynden's holiday celebration continues at 6 p.m. Saturday with the Lighted Christmas Parade, with Christmas carolers and a display of lighted trucks, cars, floats, wagons, farm equipment and more. The 22nd annual procession begins at Fairway Center and travels along Front Street through downtown Lynden.
Don't forget to drive around the city for the annual Lynden in Lights (through Jan. 1). Details: 360-354-5996, lynden.org.
-- Blaine's Holiday Harbor Lights begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at H Street Plaza (at Peace Portal Drive), with horse-and-buggy rides, community caroling, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the lighted boat parade at 5 p.m. in the harbor. Details: 360-543-9982, blainechamber.com.
Reach Margaret Bikman at 360-715-2273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.