On Saturday, Dec. 1, the fourth annual ’Tis the Season Holiday Stroll will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. in downtown Wakefield.

Free and open to the public, the event will take place along portions of Main and Albion streets, which will be closed to traffic. It will include a Holiday Hat Parade that will start at 3 p.m. from the Americal Civic Center. The day will also feature continuous entertainment.

Starting at 1 p.m. at the civic center, residents can pick up free bags with maps and a directory of the 60 businesses that will participate in the stroll by offering discounts and holiday treats. A special mailbox will be set up for children to post letters to Santa Claus, who will attend the Holiday Stroll with Mrs. Claus.

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The stroll is organized by the Wakefield Event Planning Committee with help from local businesses.

John Laidler