Christmas comes to Beaufort this weekend

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Still full from your Thanksgiving turkey? Still working on all of those lollipops you got at the Veterans' Day Parade? Well too bad, Christmas is about to arrive in Beaufort.

Beaufort's weekend full of Christmas activities kicks off Friday night and runs through Sunday with the Christmas Parade. The events are organized by Main Street Beaufort.

Here's the rundown of what's going on:

A Night On The Town Friday, December 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
Downtown businesses stay open late for your shopping pleasure Entertainment by local choirs, dance groups, and clubs. Christmas Tree lighting with Santa himself and a performance by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band immediately following the official lighting of the City’s Christmas Tree.

Light Up The Night Boat Parade Saturday, December 4, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park is the perfect place to watch the annual boat parade. Brought to you by The Beaufort Sail & Power Squadron

Christmas Parade Sunday, December 5th, 3 p.m.
Parade will loop from Adventure to Boundary to Carteret to Bay streets, and local legend "Tootie Fruity" is slated to appear

And don't forget that there's a lot of other events going on in town parallel to the official festivities.