TALLAHASSEE, FL - As we near December, it's time for the capital city to kick off it's annual Winter Festival.
But before that, it's The Jingle Bell Run.
Mayor Andrew Gillum and Heather Teter visited Sunrise to talk with Christine Souders about both events from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3rd.
The Mayor made a big announcement on Sunrise, the Grand Marshal is David Ross from the Chicago Cubs!
He's a Tallahassee native.
The 30th anniversary Winter Festival includes the usual crowd-pleasing elements of the lighting ceremony at 6 p.m.
The Winter Festival is located in downtown Tallahassee and is free and open to the public.
Capital Health Plan Jingle Bell Run takes off at 6:15 p.m.
City of Tallahassee Your Own Utilities Nighttime Holiday Parade is at 7:15 p.m. and lots more.
The festival also features five stages of local live entertainment, a Candy Cane Lane exhibit with special live candy making demonstrations by Lofty Pursuits, a children's activity area on Kleman Plaza, food vendors, arts and crafts merchants and holiday illumination displays. All events take place in Downtown Tallahassee.
For the Jingle Bell Run, once a year, a sparkling stampede of runners and walkers decked out in Santa hats, bells and bright holiday apparel comes breezing through downtown, their joyful jingle resonating through the crowd.
The race fee until Friday, Dec. 2, is $15 for all ages.
Afterwards, the registration fee increases to $20 for all ages.
The first 2,000 registered runners are guaranteed a long-sleeve t-shirt, Santa hat and jingle bell for their shoe. To ensure that you receive your shirt, hat and jingle bell in your race packet, early registration is strongly encouraged.