Hermann’s Christmas season officially opens with a Lantern Parade through the historic district, beginning at First and Gutenberg and ending at the Gerald Engemann Memorial Park. Festivities include the lighting of the city Christmas tree, carol singing, refreshments and a special release of lanterns, weather permitting. Costumed figures will join the children, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Victorian carolers and members of the Hermann Community Chorus. All ages welcome. For information call Sheri Hausman, 573-486-2024. Sponsored by the Hermann Arts Council in partnership with the Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce.