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Downtown gearing up for FrostFest





"Candy Cane Lane" is coming to this year's 12th annual FrostFest Illuminated Parade.

The lighted parade is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

The lighted parade theme for next year will be chosen through voting by the FrostFest Parade Committee, said Traci Konrade, executive director of the Downtown Hays Development Corp.

Previous themes include "Swept Up in Snowflakes," "Jingle Bell Jamboree," "Santa's Rockin' Reindeer" and more.

Theme entry forms need to be turned in by 5 p.m. Nov. 1.

The entry forms can be found at Hays Welcome Center and also online at the Chestnut Street District's Facebook page.

The form can be submitted to either Traci Konrade or Jennifer Helfrich at the DHDC, or can be emailed to Konrade at tracik@downtownhays.com.

The person who submits the winning theme will receive $50 in Chamber Cheques and ride as grand marshal in the 2013 FrostFest Parade.

Other holiday events downtown

* Holiday Open House weekend: Nov. 1 to Nov. 4.

* "Bright Friday" Lighting Celebration and Competition: Nov. 23.

* FrostFest Finale Weekend: Dec. 7 to Dec. 9.