Canton's annual Holiday of Lights tonight, with guests Santa, Frosty, Rudolph, to move indoors if weather doesn't cooperate
Friday, November 23, 2012 - 2:29 pm

CANTON -- The annual Holiday of Lights tradition continues tonight, despite downtown construction and potentially miserable weather.

The 28th annual holiday event will feature Santa, Frosty, caroling, tree lighting and horse drawn wagon rides.

The tree lighting and holiday celebration is on the downtown village green at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23.

If the weather does not cooperate, the event will move into the First Presbyterian Church, on the green at 17 Park St.

Double H Perecheron Farm and their horses Curt and Bill will provide wagon rides until 9 p.m. Canton Police will provide an escort. The wagon rides will proceed whatever the weather.

Holiday characters like Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Honey Bear, Merry Mouse, and Mr. and Mrs. Gingerbread will make appearances, greeting and posing for the camera.

The Canton Volunteer Fire Department will light the way for Santa Claus, who will take some time from his busy schedule to make an appearance.

Canton singer Diane Foote will lead Christmas caroling, followed by Santa’s countdown to the lighting of the Robin Crowell Memorial Tree and the Veterans Memorial tree with blue Christmas lights.

Local businesses, including Price Chopper and Kinney Drugs, have provided books and candy canes for Santa to give out to local children, with hot cocoa and cookies available in the Presbyterian Church.

Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately and bring a flashlight.