By Kaylynn Roberts-McMurray

Times Staff

The holiday’s have just begun, and there are many events scheduled to let the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas get you in the spirit for the holidays.

Friday, Nov. 25, the Christmas Walk takes place. Take a spirit-filled stroll along Aultman, from the county park to Mill Street between 4-6 p.m to start off your holiday celebrations.

The tree lighting will take place in Sculpture Park at 6  p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 26,  the Fashion Show benefit luncheon  for the Committee Against Child Hunger (CACH) program will begin at 11 a.m. with cocktails and  lunch being served at noon with a Fashion Show to follow.

Monday, Nov. 28, begins the Festival of Trees that is open to the public and free of charge everyday from 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. at the Bristlecone Convention Center. Friday, Dec., 2, The Festival of Trees auction begins at 7 p.m. This charitable fundraising party for the Great Basin Service Club is the highlight of the week, with The Next Generation Leahy performing. Tickets are still available and can be purchased for $20 at the Bristlecone Convention Center. This event will feature hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar.

Looking for some crafty items to put under the tree or in someone’s stocking? Come check out the Christmas Crafters Fair, Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Bristlecone Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

And to really get you in the spirit, throw on your coat, gloves, and bring some hot cocoa for the Christmas Parade on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. The parade will travel down Aultman from Broadbent Park.

And although the Polar Express Train has already begun with it’s magical journey to the North Pole, there’s still plenty of time to hop on board, and take a ride. This very special journey has passengers singing Christmas carols, enjoying hot cocoa and cookies and when the train stops at the North Pole, they get a visit from Santa.

What might be even more unique about the ride is that the Elves hand out silver bells to all passengers who “believe.” For more information about tickets contact them at 775-289-2085.