Business open houses begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 9 with refreshments in downtown stores. Local Girl Scouts lead a Community Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas carol singalong at the west end of Water Street at 5 p.m. The parade starts at 6 p.m. running through the heart of Boyne City, on South Lake Street and Water Street. Santa and his elves will appear at the end of the parade and then will meet with children on the patio at Parkside Grill & Treats. Live reindeer, a live Nativity Scene and horse-drawn hay rides will also be featured after the parade.