Jolly season begins

HOLLY JOLLY Santa and Mrs. Claus say hello to downtown Gilroy during its annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting celebration on Saturday, Dec. 1. Credit: Larry Mickartzt.

Downtown Gilroy was all aglow with holiday cheer Saturday, Dec. 1 during its annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting celebration.The all-day event, attended by nearly 5,000 people and sponsored by the Downtown Business Association, included a doggie dress-up, vendor booths, entertainment and an evening parade and tree lighting ceremony.The parade included 44 entrants, among them local schools, community groups and businesses, as well as 6-year-old grand marshall Bennett Longanbach and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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