Saturday's events include horse drawn carriage and Main Street Trolley rides, craft show, crowning of prince & princess, petting zoo and pony rides, chili cook-off, s'mores for kids, Christmas Karaoke, special entertainment at the Arts Center, visit with Santa, matinee at the Lake Theatre, strolling Dickens characters, lighted parade, fireworks over the frozen lake.
Sunday events include Polar Bear Dip (12:30pm at City Beach), Kids Treasure Hunt (1pm at the Lakeview Room for ages 12 and under), and a Free Family Matinee at the Lake Theatre at 1:30pm (donations to the food bank will be accepted),
The weekend of holiday fun also includes:
Holiday Concert at the Surf Ballroom (Artist TBA)
Festival of Trees (Friday evening - Sunday)
Holiday Tour of Homes (Saturday)
Polar Bear Club dip for charity (Sunday morning)
Kid's Treasure Hunt (Sunday)
Clear Lake's Christmas by the Lake has won several tourism awards for best holiday festival.