Wow. The holidays are here! With Thanksgiving next week, so starts the most wonderful time of the year-and the most hectic! Let’s make sure you take some time to truly enjoy this season. I mean Really.Enjoy.It. Here’s how. Give the absolute best gift ever: the gift of time spent together with family and friends. It may not fit under the tree or in a stocking but we guarantee that when the holidays are over it won’t be a gift that is thrown in the back of the closet and forgotten. So, here are the top 3 suggestions that you can do with others to help get you into the holiday spirit. For the rest of the list, click on the link at the end. You are sure to find something that will get you in the holiday spirit!
- Run/ Walk in the Annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning in downtown. This is one of the best ways to kick-off the season. Yes, it’s a challenge to get up early but when you see all the people who have gathered, it will be well worth it. This fun run/walk benefits the Visalia Emergency Aid Council. What a great way to start our national day of Thanksgiving, by sharing with others. Gather family and friends and make this your new annual tradition.
- Grab a place on the curb for the Candy Cane Lane Parade. Speaking of tradition, this is the 71st Annual Parade and is the Monday after Thanksgiving. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas” and is sure to delight all ages. Stay til the end because the big man himself always makes an appearance.
- Take the kids (or the young at heart) to the “Santa Paws Holiday Show” at the Visalia Convention Center. Winners of “America’s Got Talent” TV show, these dogs will wow you with tricks and acrobatics. Who doesn’t love a cute puppy in a santa hat??
There a lots more things to do from the Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree in Kings Canyon National Park to taking a horse drawn carriage ride in downtown. Just click on the link below to see. We would love to see pics of you and your family and friends out celebrating. So if you post on social media, hashtag VisitVisalia for a chance to be featured.