The Ashland Festival of Light parade and Grand Illumination is set for Friday, Nov. 29, in downtown Ashland.

The Ashland Festival of Light parade and Grand Illumination is set for Friday, Nov. 29, in downtown Ashland.

The event begins with live music at 1 p.m. on the Plaza; the annual parade begins at 5 p.m., and the Grand Illumination, featuring more than a million lights, will come at the conclusion of the parade. Santa will hear gift wishes from children and pose for photographs at the Black Swan Theater until 8 p.m.

— Ryan Pfeil