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Christmas Comes to Calistoga: Tractor Parade and More

Calistoga's holiday season begins Friday with caroling and VOENA, and continues through the weekend with a Santa breakfast, the lighted tractor parade and more family-friendly Christmas fun.

It's one of the Napa Valley's most original and entertaining events: The Calistoga lighted tractor parade takes place Dec. 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. on Lincoln Avenue.

The parade, which features antique and modern farming and earth-moving vehicles decked out with holiday lights, is the centerpiece of an entire weekend of special family events and promotions organized by the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce.

The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sharpsteen Museum of Calistoga History  with Christmas caroling for all, followed by a 7 p.m. performance by the youth vocal group VOENA.

Saturday morning there's a Santa breakfast at the fairgrounds ($15, free for 5 and younger) followed by events including a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas — complete with Grinch — at Copperfield's Books, 1330 Lincoln, at 4 p.m. and at 5 p.m., a Copperfield's screening of the holiday film Prancer.

The lighted tractor parade runs from 7 to 8 p.m. For a glimpse of the 2010 Calistoga parade featuring its smallest and the largest vehicles, please see the video with this story.

To watch a longer video of the 2011 parade, you can go to http://vimeo.com/33229492.

Click here for more information about this weekend's events from the Chamber website, calistogavisitors.com.

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