The holiday season is upon us and many individuals, businesses, and organizations have been working hard to help get everyone into the spirit. Festivities kick off this Friday, November 27th starting with the Bristlecone Convention Center’s Sight’s Sounds & Smells of Christmas and the Festival of Trees. The convention center will be open Friday from 1:00PM until 7:00PM for everyone to come in and enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland that many have worked so hard to create. There will be ballots to vote for your favorite tree available and there is no charge to come in and look at the trees. At 4:00PM the 2nd Annual Christmas Walk will begin from the Sculpture Park and proceed downtown to the participating vendors. At 6:00PM the Community Christmas Tree in the Sculpture Park will be lit. On Saturday, the 8th Annual Christmas Fashion Show Luncheon will be taking place at the Convention Center beginning at 11:00AM. Tickets are $30.00 each and are available at Economy Drug through Friday. Seating is limited and all proceeds go to the CACH (Committee Againts Child Hunger) back pack program. Monday through Thursday the festival of trees will once again be open to the public from 8:00AM until 7:00PM each day at no charge. Voting will close Thursday evening at 7:00PM. On Thursday December 3rd the Learning Bridge Charter School Band will be performing at 5:30PM. The Festival of Trees will be open one more time Friday December 5th from 8:00AM until 1:00PM. Doors will reopen at 6:00PM for the Final Night Auction and live entertainment provided by the Doug Leahy Family. Tickets for the final night are $20.00 each and are available at the Bristlecone Convention Center now. Seating is limited so get your tickets soon. Saturday December 5th will be the Annual Christmas Crafters Festival at the Bristlecone Convention Center from 10:00AM until 4:00PM and the Parade will make its way down main street beginning at 6:00PM.  The big red elf himself will be making an appearance at the Crafters Festival and is the Grand Marshal for this year’s Parade.