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Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay Business Improvement District will host the annual Holiday Stroll event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, on Silver Spring Drive.

Many of the stores will be holding open houses and offering special deals throughout the day and night. Once again, the Milwaukee Ballet School will perform in store windows all along Silver Spring Drive.

The highlight of the event is the parade, which begins at 6 p.m. on Silver Spring Drive at Kent Avenue and heads east to Lake Drive. The parade features Santa and his reindeer, CYO Emerald Knights, Dancing Grannies, Celtic Nations Pipe and Drums, Milwaukee Repertory Theater carolers from "A Christmas Carol", North Division High School Majorettes and Drumlines, the Mississippi Mudcats, Sigmund Snopek, a dance team and music from Frozen.

After the parade, a tree lighting ceremony will be held at Sendik's Food Market. Santa will also be available for visits after the parade at BMO Harris Bank, where a Whitefish Bay High School Orchestra quartet will be performing. Also after the parade, free pony rides will be available on the east side of Silver Spring Drive, and free train rides will be offered by the Fox Bay building.

Also after the parade, the Whitefish Bay High School band will perform at City Market, the Dancing Grannies will be available for a meet-and-greet at Ellenbecker Investment Group offices and The Bay restaurant will host an after-party with live music by Mark Meany.

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