Triplicate Staff

Del Norte is about to celebrate Christmas and ring in the new year.

The "Drive Through Christmas," hosted by the Del Norte High School softball boosters, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight and from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the fairgrounds.

The charge is $5 per car. There is a 10-foot height restriction. No buses or motorhomes are allowed.

Meanwhile, the holiday season continues to be illuminated with light shows at Azalea Park in Brookings and at Trees of Mystery north of Klamath.

Nature's Coastal Holiday features a display of about 500,000 lights in Azalea Park in Brookings from 5 to 9 p.m. nightly through Christmas Eve on Tuesday.

Spokesman Bryan Tillung said the lights and figurines have been arranged differently than years past in order to make the show new even for longtime attendees.

Free cookies and cider are available and speakers located throughout the park will play Christmas music. Carolers will sing on weekends and Santa Claus will be on hand starting Saturday.

The Vietnam Veterans of America will provide security at the event and Tillung says those who can't afford the admission should still come visit and that none will be turned away.

Admission to the lights show is $1, with children 12 and younger admitted free.

Meanwhile, the annual Christmas Light Show at Trees of Mystery north of Klamath will continue Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 188 E. Cooper in Crescent City (up the hill from Home Depot).

Child Care will be provided and the service is usuallywell attended, so come early.

The church will also host a Christmas Day worship service Wednesday at 11 a.m. (child care provided) and a New Year's Eve service on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m.