Magical Country Christmas will transform Uptown Susanville from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Catch Santa’s Grand Entry Parade, which will begin around 6 p.m. traveling up Main Street from Union Street to North Roop Street. File photos

Uptown to come alive with holiday spirit

With stunning fireworks, an exciting nighttime parade and, of course, Santa, it’s time for the Historic Uptown area to come alive with Christmas spirit.

Set for 5 to 7 p.m. in Uptown Susanville, the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce, Historic Uptown Susanville Association and the city of Susanville present Magical Country Christmas.

Immediately following Santa’s Grand Entry Parade Saturday, Dec. 7, an impressive display of fireworks will decorate the sky during the tree lighting at the annual Magical Country Christmas event.

The road will be closed to through traffic during the event, and a large number of residents and guests usually flood the area to catch a glimpse of Santa’s arrival, the always-impressive display of fireworks above the Elks Lodge and the lighting of the Christmas tree.

The event starts at 5 p.m. with a variety of live entertainment, and the Santa’s Grand Entry Christmas Parade begins around 6 p.m. The parade travels up Main Street beginning at Union Street and ending on North Roop Street. The fireworks will immediately follow the parade.

Lassen County Toys for Tots will also be Uptown collecting donations.

Want to warm up with some adult beverages? The Historic Uptown Susanville Association is hosting a Hot Toddy Walk again this year.

Stop by Sierra Desert Properties on Main Street to get your drink tickets, which will be good at participating businesses: Sierra Desert Properties, Serendipity Salon, Margie’s Book Nook, Sierra Jewelry and County Cleaners.

Drink choices will include an Irish coffee, hot buttered rum, the classic hot toddy and more.

The Hot Toddy walk will serve customers during the Magical Country Christmas times from 5 to 7 p.m.

For more information about Magical Country Christmas, visit the Chamber website at, or call 257-4323.