The Triplicate printed a roundup of upcoming holiday events Thursday. Here is a shorter list of the events coming up first, starting today:
Festival of Trees
Today marks the Crescent City Emblem Club's 19th annual Festival of the Trees at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds.
This year, the club is honoring longtime member Billie Myers, the brainchild of the event that has grown into the largest and most successful fundraiser for the club.
Decorated trees, large and small, are donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals and are raffled off during the event. Last year the event drew 370 people and 64 trees were donated. All proceeds go to local charities, Wounded Warriors and scholarships.
Tree raffle tickets cost $1 each or six for $5. There's a separate raffle, with tickets costing $5 apiece, for the "gift certificate tree" (valued at approximately $1,400). Luncheon tickets cost $15.
In addition to the lunch, there'll be a fashion show put on by Chere's Boutique, door prizes and a variety of silent auction items to bid on.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon.
Call Ellie at 954-2640 for more information.
Boutique at restaurant
There's something new on the menu at Fisherman's Restaurant.
More than a dozen local artisans will be dishing up their finest wares today from noon to 4 p.m. during a Holiday Boutique set in a festively decorated lounge, complete with refreshments and a gift basket giveaway.
Items for sale will include photography, fused glass, mosaics, note cards and sea treasures.
Fisherman's Restaurant is located at 700 Hwy. 101 South, at the entrance to the harbor. For more information, call Tiffany, 465-3474.
The Soroptimists' Christmas Bazaar gives shoppers yet another chance to score some unique gift items Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 810 H St.
A plethora of vendors will sell handmade items, jewelry, quilts, bird feeders, fused glass, holiday decor and baked goods. Admission is free.
Bring your appetite to the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner to be held from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds.
Diners can expect all the traditional dishes: turkey, stuffing, yams topped with marshmallows, green beans, potatoes with gravy, and what no Thanksgiving can be without: desserts!
The dinner is free and open to the public.
Downtown Light Parade
Santa's Light Parade willilluminate the streets of downtown Crescent City on Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
The route starts at Fifth and H streets and makes its way to Third, hanging a left and stopping at Tsunami Plaza.
Upon arrival, audience members young and old will delight in the tree lighting ceremony while enjoying hot cocoa, cookies and entertainment.
From there, kids can walk a block to visit with Santa at his headquarters (aka Andrew's Green Ark Pet Store) with wish lists in hand.
Call Cindy for more information at 464-9526.
Lighthouse center boutique
Artisans and crafters alike have been gearing up for the annual Lighthouse Community Center's Christmas Boutique scheduled for Nov. 29-30 at 2455 Oliver St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Tamales will also be available for sale.
On Nov. 30, kids can have breakfast with Santa from 9 to 10 a.m. at the center. Call 464-2825 for more information.
Bazaar at fairgrounds
Three days of shopping galore await patrons at the annual Holiday Bazaar at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds Dec. 6-8.
The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. There'll be plenty of arts, crafts andbaked goods.
Call the fairgrounds for more information at 464-9556.
Quilt Guild Bazaar
Lighthouse Quilt Guild's Quilt Bazaar is scheduled for Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Andy Flynn Memorial Hall, 201 Del Norte St.
A wonderful selection of beautifully crafted quilts and other handmade gifts created by true experts in the field will be available for purchase.
And while you're there you can also design a block for a wounded soldier quilt, which will be sent to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
For more information call Debi at 458-4407.