GREENFIELD — City of Greenfield is hosting the 2021 Holiday Celebration on Friday, Dec. 10, at Village Green Park. The celebration begins with the holiday parade from 5:15 to 6 p.m., tree lighting ceremony from 6 to 6:15 p.m., and park celebration and holiday performances from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, email [email protected] or call or text 831-236-1230.


SALINAS — Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce is calling for more volunteers to help with the 70th annual Children’s Shopping Tour on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Northridge Mall. Volunteers can sign up for a three-hour shift as either a “chaperone” (one who takes a child or two shopping) or as a “volunteer” (one who helps with processing, giving out gift cards, helping with checkout, etc.). Two shifts are available: 7 to 10 a.m. or 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Those who wish to help must register at


KING CITY — Volunteers are being sought for Operation Santa Claus, which will help nearly 500 families in South Monterey County this holiday season. The event will take place Friday, Dec. 17, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the King City Airport. Help is needed to direct traffic and fill trunks with gifts and food for local families. To sign up as a volunteer, go to Contact Dominic Dursa at 831-759-8676 with any questions.


KING CITY — King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is hosting its Annual Business Window Decorating Contest. This year’s theme is “Christmas Music Magic.” Any business that plans to participate should call the Chamber at 831-385-3814 or email [email protected] to register. The deadline is Dec. 10 at 4 p.m., and judging will take place on Dec. 15.

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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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