ROCKVILLE -- Christmas is coming early in Rockville this weekend. The Hideaway Bar is hosting the annual Candy Cane Parade on Saturday.

The fun kicks off at 1:00 p.m. with a fire pit, marshmallow and hot dog roasting, hot chocolate, and crafts. Kids can drop off their letters and take pictures with Santa until 3:00 p.m.

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This year there is a kids float decorating contest that will be judged at 4:45 p.m. First place wins $100, second place $50, and third place $25.

You can make non-perishable food item donations to the ROCORI Area Food Shelf and stocking stuffer donations for VA patients at the event as well.

The parade gets underway at 5:00 p.m. and live music by BLT will follow at 8:00 p.m.

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