Merry and Bright: Christmas in Kernville

Holiday festivities began early this year in Kernville with the annual Shop Hop, Parade of Giving and lighting of Santa’s Village on Saturday, November 24.

Photo by Debbie Teofilo / Special to the Sun – Gifts are exchanged during the annual Parade of Giving. Santa, along with the local car club, drove around Kernville collecting toys for the children of the valley.

 

Photo by Debbie Teofilo / Special to the Sun – A young child tells Santa what she wants for Christmas after the lighting of Santa’s Village in Circle Park.

 

Photo by Debbie Teofilo / Special to the Sun – Vintage Hippy owners Rose Tice (right) and Darlene Studdard (left) help customers check out during the annual Shop Hop, put on by the Kernville Chamber of Commerce, on Small Business Saturday.

 

Photo by Debbie Teofilo / Special to the Sun – Kernville residents Chuck and Tam Barbee participate in the Parade of Giving in front of Circle Park businesses.

 

Photo by Debbie Teofilo / Special to the Sun – Santa and Mrs. Claus visit with children at Santa’s house in Circle Park.