Carriage festival highlights old-fashioned Christmas fun

David Nichols of Stanfield leads Lexi and the front of a wagon owned by Merle Gerke during last year's Christmas Carriage Parade on Main Street in Pendleton.<br><i>File photo</i>

The cloppity-clop of horse-drawn wagons with Christmas foliage and decorations will bring the old-fashioned Christmas spirit to town this weekend. The third annual Christmas Carriage Parade will gather Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and make its way up Main Street in Pendleton.

In addition to the parade, the event will include pony rides, a craft show and a Christmas skit. The festivities will crescendo with a tree-lighting ceremony in the evening. Additionally, activities associated with the Festival of Trees will take place at the Pendleton Convention Center.

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