Festival

Holly Dickens Festival

When: Fri., Nov. 28, 3 p.m., Sat., Nov. 29, 1 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 30, 1 p.m. 2014

Forty-one years strong, the Holly Dickens Festival’s opening on Friday features a lighted parade, tree-lighting ceremony, and Santa Claus. After that, you get three full weekends of themed activities throughout downtown Holly, including sledding, readings, games, and carriage rides. Hey, that’s a lot better than just getting your pocket picked by the Artful Dodger.