19th annual event set for Nov. 17

Another signature Central Ohio holiday event takes place this weekend. 

The 19th annual Easton Holiday Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. The event includes a parade with 12 oversize balloons making their way through Easton Town Center. Activities begin at 6 p.m. 

Entertainment will include music, costumed characters, performance artists, fireworks and food tastings. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered for three hours, starting at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will be on hand with a special guest to turn on the 50-foot tree, which is topped by a 6-foot star and glows with more than 28,000 color-changing LEDs that can be synchronized to music.