December is here, and once again it's time to celebrate the holiday season. There have been several events around town to get you in the holiday spirit.
Mayor Paul Aziz is running the seventh-annual Cascade Christmas Light display. The light show is a spectacular sight to see, but also a fundraiser for the Lebanon Soup Kitchen. We're also glad he's willing to shell out the extra money for the electric bill.
Aziz has been undergoing cancer treatments for the past couple of months, but he didn't allow that to force him to scale back on the display, instead he actually added more. As he told us "there was no scaling back at all."
The light show runs from 6 to 11 p.m. at 312 E. Sherman St. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. The show ends on Jan. 3.
Holidays in the Park returns to Lebanon. Several community organizations have decorated trees in Ralston Park. This year the Twilight Parade returned after being cut from the festivities last year.
Lebanon had an extra reason to celebrate this year as the Lebanon Warrior Football team came won with a shiny blue trophy for winning the 5A Oregon State Athletics Association state tournament. The team got the chance to serve as the grand marshals for the reinstated parade.
A secret gem is Lebanon's Candy Cane Express. The train ride transports kids and adults alike into a magical Christmas land. More information about the train rides can be found on A6 of this paper, along with a video online.
Happy Holidays from the Lebanon Express.