Plans for Jinglefest festivities in full swing

Siera Cleveland, Writer

Fenton’s Annual Jinglefest takes place on Dec. 3 with fireworks returning this year. During the day there will be carolers singing and hot cocoa stations. Additionally, there will be a 5K run/walk, holiday shopping, ice sculptures to see, pictures with Santa and more.

The tree decorating will kick off the day at 10 a.m. The JingleJog 5k is scheduled for  3 p.m. Both runners and walkers are allowed to participate—, walkers will start behind the runners.

The Holiday Lighted Parade will begin at 6 p.m. The route is the same as past years, starting on W. Ellen Street and ending on S. West Street. The parade will include Santa, Fenton Fire and Police Departments, horse drawn wagons, Fenton Marching Tigers and more.

According to FHS Marching Band Director Patrick Conaton, the band prepped for the parade during Zero Hour in the week leading up to the event. Monday and Tuesday practices were held indoors while Wednesday and Thursday were spent practicing outside to allow for band members to become accustomed to playing in the cold weather conditions.

After the parade, a tree lighting ceremony is planned. In years past, Santa has been sighted counting down until Fenton’s Christmas tree is fully lit. Following the tree lighting ceremony,  fireworks will be set off. This is the first time since 2019 that the fireworks display has been included on the Jinglefest lineup.

During this year’s Jinglefest events, predicts that at 6 p.m. the climate will be around 24 degrees fahrenheit and snowy, while during the day the temperature will be 51 degrees fahrenheit and cloudy.

For additional information on this year’s festivities, visit the Fenton & Linden Regional Chamber of commerce website