Ashland's annual Festival of Light celebration and parade kicks off this afternoon.

Ashland's annual Festival of Light celebration and parade kicks off this afternoon.

Action begins at 1 p.m. on the Plaza, when the Rogue Valley Peace Choir and Talent's Camelot Theatre begin performances.

A parade from the city library to the Plaza begins at 5 p.m., and then Santa and Mrs. Claus start a community countdown that ends as more than a million lights are turned on around the Plaza area.

The community ice rink at Lithia Park will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9:30 p.m.