Holiday sparkle comes to Ashland with the 16th annual Festival of Light.

Holiday sparkle comes to Ashland with the 16th annual Festival of Light.

Main Street becomes Candy Cane Lane as it hosts a Christmas parade at 5 p.m. Then, at 5:45 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus flip the switch to turn on all the tiny lights.

After the "Grand Illumination," Santa sticks around at the Black Swan Theatre until 8 p.m. to hear Christmas wishes from the little ones.