There will be a Christmas celebration on Saturday in Excelsior Springs.

Click to hear KMZU’s Brad Hartman talk with event spokesperson Lisa Milay:

Lisa Milay

A list of events for the celebration

Progressive Taste of Christmas  – Nov. 19, 2011
Tour many of Excelsior Springs’ fine restaurants and sample their delectable offerings, 2-5 p.m. Enjoy food samples from Daylight Donuts, Oooey Gooey Chocolates, A Slice of Paradise Pizza, The New Broadway & Penn, Ventana Gourmet Grill, St. Luke’s Episcopal, Willow Spring Mercantile and Ray’s Lunch.

Train Rides – Nov. 19, 2011
The Optimist Club will be giving free train rides to kids 12 and under at the Hall of Water circle drive from 4-8 p.m., except during the parade.

The Community Christmas Celebration and Parade  – Nov. 19, 2011
Visit the historic Hall of Waters District for the Parade in Lights starting at 6 p.m., Mayor’s Hall Lighting, Santa and more. Click here for Lighted Christmas Parade entry form.

Festival of Trees at the Hall of Waters  – Nov. 19, 2011 – Jan. 2, 2011
Grand Opening will be at 6:30 p.m., refreshments served. The Hall of Trees at the Hall of Waters will be open Monday-Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information on sponsoring a tree, click here.

Lane of Lights  – Opening Saturday, Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m.
The Lane of Lights holiday light display is a beautiful drive through East Valley Park glittering with thousands of Christmas lights and holiday displays. Open weekends and holiday evenings at sunset through Dec. 25. Donations appreciated. Organization fundraising opportunities available — click here for info.

Holiday Homes Tour  – Saturday, Dec. 3, noon – 7 p.m.
Tour five beautifully decorated homes in the Excelsior Springs area.

Nov. 19 – Santa’s Visit, Slightly Off Broadway Theatre, 114 N. Marietta St.

Nov. 19 – Excelsior Dance Theatre, Slightly Off Broadway Theatre, 114 N. Marietta St., 4 p.m.

Nov. 19 – The Elf Factory, Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives, 103 E. Broadway, 4-8:30 p.m. Eight work stations will be set up for children and adults to create a gift for a family member or friend.

Nov. 19 – “The Christmas Story” Puppet Show, located in the grass lot beside Ventana Gourmet Grill. Shows at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Nov. 19 – Hall of Waters Stage, in front of Hall of Waters, Jak Angelescu playing Classic guitar, 5:05 p.m. Excelsior Springs Elementary School Choir, 5:30 p.m. Cyber Santa, 6:40 p.m.

Nov. 19 – Shops with Events: Willow Springs Mercantile will host “The Caroling Cowboys” from 7-8:30 p.m., New Broadway & Penn will host Jak Angelescu on Classic guitar, and The Event Parlor will be open until 9 p.m.