Or about as close as it gets in November, anyway, when the Victorian Christmas celebration gets under way tonight

It kicks off at 6 p.m. with a parade down California Street to fourth Street. A tree-lighting ceremony follows.

The celebration, which includes carolers, wagon rides, roasted chestnuts, hot cider and decorated buildings, continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 16.