Bass Lake tree lighting Saturday

The 23rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony & Festival of Lights Parade takes place this Saturday at The Pines Resort., Bass Lake.

In addition to the 6 p.m. tree lighting, the evening features the Festival of Lights Parade immediately following with lighted floats, vehicles, and walking entries. Smokey Bear will serve as Grand Marshall, and photos with Santa will be available for $5.

A raffle will be held for a large variety of adult and children prizes donated by merchants of Eastern Madera County. Children can receive a free raffle ticket for the chance to win a brand-new, shiny bike.

Proceeds from the event will benefit area fire stations, and donations bins will be available for Toys for Tots.

Details: Erin Capuchino, (559) 542-3121, ext. 438,

- Pines Resort