Winterfest to bring holiday spirit to Lake Elsinore

Sisters Leilani and Chloe Companion share a sled at Lake Elsinore 2018 Winterfest’s sled run. Valley News file photo
Thousands of people are expected to pack Lake Elsinore’s historic downtown Saturday, Dec. 7, for the city’s annual Winterfest celebration.The event, which runs from 3-7 p.m., will feature a variety of events to bring downtown Lake Elsinore alive with the holiday spirit.The event kicks off with the fifth annual Old Fashioned Christmas parade at 3 p.m. traveling from the corner of Library and Main to Heald and Main streets. This year parade goers can expect to see everything from the beautiful costumes and dances of Ballet Folklorico to dirt track racers. This year Santa Claus is expected to arrive at the end of the parade to ring in the holiday season.After the parade at 6 p.m., Santa Claus will begin the countdown to the annual tree lighting ceremony on the steps of the
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