The Christmas season will officially be underway this weekend in downtown Laramie. On Friday, December 7th the DLBA will host a tree lighting and parade to welcome Santa Claus to Laramie. The festivities will go from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Perhaps taking a cue from the snowy 2011 Christmas Parade, the theme for the 2012 edition is "Let It Snow". The parade will start around 6 p.m. from behind Boot Barn. The route will then head south on 2nd St. turn west on University, proceed west to 1st St., turn south and proceed to Garfield St. turn west to 2nd St., turn left and return to Boot Barn staging area.

Friday night is also a great chance to do the Mistletoe Mosey through downtown Laramie. Don't worry if you can't make it this weekend because the Mistletoe Mosey will continue until the final drawing for $1,000 on Dec. 22nd at 2 p.m. in the First Street Plaza.