Wreath laying, lighted parade, Santa top Farmington Holly Days

Farmington residents paid tribute to fallen war heroes, lit up Grand River, and welcomed Santa Claus during Saturday’s Holly Days event.

American Legion Post #346 hosted a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial in Farmington’s Memorial Park, to honor those who lost their lives in battle, as well those on active duty during the holiday season:

The Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market offered a one-day Gifts & Greens Market at the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion, where shoppers found wreaths and other greens, along with unique gift items:

Gifts and Greens

Santa made several appearances, in the afternoon at Farmington Garage, where Focal Point Studios offered families free photos with him:

Santa Claus
Eight-year-old Sarita Govindaraj shared her Christmas wishes with Santa December 3, at Farmington Garage. Her birthday also falls on Christmas Day.

The Jolly Old Elf also capped off the Light Up the Grand parade, which moved from Grand River and Warner Street to the Governor Warner Mansion:

Marcia Rodeheffer of the Greater Farmington Area Chamber directed Saturday’s Light Up the Grand parade route.
Boy Scouts from Troop 45 led Saturday’s Light Up the Grand parade.
Miss Farmington 2016 Grace Murphy
The Riley Park Ice Rink float, featuring a skating Snoopy, was the winning entry in this year’s Light Up the Grand parade.
Sunflour Bakehaus put their Light Up the Grand entry on wheels.
Lights covered much of this City of Farmington Department of Public Works truck during Saturday’s Light Up the Grand parade.