Do you want to light the trees along Christmas Tree Lane in the Downtown Holiday Parade and appear as a special guest on the radio? Enter the 55th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade Prince & Fairy Contest! As the Holiday Prince or Fairy, you’ll lead the December 7 Holiday Parade and light the trees along the way with a magic wand. Runners-up get to ride in Santa’s sleigh. To enter, in 100 words or less, write a Holiday Fairytale beginning with the words: “Once upon a time in Santa Barbara :” The contest is open to children ages 6-10, and the deadline for entries is November 20 at 5pm. For more info or to get a copy of the registration form, call 962-2098 x22, or email


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