Downtown Urbana is reflected in the front window of the Vintage Traveler shop as owner, Tina Blakeman, and her friend Shannon Anderson decorate a Christmas tree in the window for the holidays earlier this month. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Thanksgiving weekend: Five things to do in Clark, Champaign counties

Clark County

Model Train Show

The Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, will host a model train show, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

There will be three buildings with train layouts and many model train vendors for collectors. Food vendors will be onsite.

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Pet portraits with Santa

Pet portraits with Santa will be, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday at A Secret Garden at Webster Estates, 8390 E. State Route 4 in New Carlisle.

Cost of portraits are $30 for the first pet and $5 for additional pets. Proceeds will be donated to the Furgotten Dog Rescue.

To reserve a spot, email or send a Facebook message to Dr. Jo’s Pet Wellness and Acupuncture.

For more information, search for The 3rd Annual Pet Portraits with Santa on Facebook.

Choose and cut Christmas Trees

Carl and Dorothy Young’s cut your own Christmas Trees begins Friday.

The 30-acre farm located at 4968 US Route 68 in North Yellow Springs, is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Tree prices start at $54 and will be sold until they are sold out.

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Legendary Lights

The Legendary Lights of Historic Clifton Mill, 75 Water Street in Clifton, begins Friday with gates opening at 5 p.m.

The light display will operate 6 to 9 p.m. every night until Dec. 30. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, lights will be 6 to 8 p.m.

Admission is $10 per person and kids 3 and under are free.

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Champaign County

Holiday Horse Parade

The Historic Downtown Urbana, 1 Monument Square, will welcome the holiday season starting at 3 p.m. Friday with family activities and ending with the arrival of Santa at 7:30 p.m.

The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Legacy Park, followed by the lighted horse parade traveling west on Scioto Street towards the Square at 6:30 p.m.

Admission and parking is free.

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