Experience the small-town charm of Hood River at the annual holiday parade and tree lighting. Kick off your holiday shopping in the historic downtown, and then watch the holiday parade as it winds through downtown. The evening culminates with the city tree lighting, caroling, and perhaps even a Santa sighting. The Hood River Holidays is on Friday, Dec. 6, starting at 4 p.m. in downtown Hood River. More online at visithoodriver.com.