The holidays are a time for families and friends to gather. At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce will present the 17th Annual Christmas parade “twas the night before Christmas.” The parade route will be down F Street beginning at Mulberry Street.

This event is planned so the community can gather together for visiting old friends, making new friends, drinking hot chocolate, watching the parade, sharing a meal, enjoying the lights, singing carols, and strolling from business to business doing your Christmas shopping. This is to be an exciting holiday event filled with community spirit for all ages. Wouldn’t a few snowflakes complete the magic?

Last year's parade was such a success that you don't want to miss out on this year's event! Parade entry forms are available at the Chamber Office, 209 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or at www.tehachapi.com. Deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20.

Chamber office hours are Monday – Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed 1-2 p.m. for lunch). Hours are subject to change for Chamber events. For more information, call 822-4180.

Ida Perkins is president of the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce.