Pleasant Valley Recreation Director Sandy Coe and local businessman Frank Mazzella visit RadioRotary to tell about the full-day celebration that is the Pleasant Valley Festival of Lights. The event, which combines food and Santa, pets and Santa, a parade and Santa, and many other holiday traditions, started a few years ago with a simple lighting of the Town Christmas tree. Today it runs from a breakfast (with Santa) starting at 8 in the morning and concluding about 12 hours later with a parade followed by hot chocolate and cookies at the Fire House. Aside from Main Street--site of the parade of floats, fire trucks, walkers, and Santa in a horse-drawn carriage--the main action is at three important locations in Pleasant Valley: the Fire House, the Library, and the Mill Site Historical Museum. Starting with a pancake breakfast, continuing with cookie sales, a chili cook-off, food trucks, and lots of hot chocolate, it is easy to spend the day in downtown PV, enjoying readings and encounters with various animals in addition to the main event, the parade.
Festival of Lights: https://www.pvfol.com/
Pleasant Valley Recreation: https://www.pvrec.com/info/default.aspx
Pleasant Valley Fire Department: https://pvfdny.org/
Pleasant Valley Rotary Club: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50045/clubinfo/pleasant-valley
Pleasant Valley Lions on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Pleasant-Valley-Lions-Club-NY-606476433167428/
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