Union Street is always appealing, but never more so than during the holiday season, when thousands of holiday lights illuminate the Victorians, shops and restaurants found here. It makes the early darkness of December almost worth it.
This Saturday, Union Street officially kicks off its Fantasy of Lights celebration, now in its 26th year. Santa will be there, naturally, along with a team of elves, jugglers, live ponies dressed as reindeer, face painters, balloon artists, costumed characters, singers and live entertainment.
From 3 to 5:30 PM there will even be horse drawn carriage rides. It really is a magical place to be. The weather is supposed to be clear but of course colder in the evening, so bundle up and just enjoy the atmosphere of it all.