(Waynesville)–Several traditional Christmas season events will be taking place in the Fort Leonard Wood area this year. The Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County will be having the annual Christmas parade in Downtown Waynesville again this year. It will be held on Sunday, December 6th. The lineup will be at noon on the Middle School parking lot and the parade will push off from there at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, traveling to the Downtown Waynesville Square. “Christmas Dreams” will be the theme of the parade and Ralynn Bassett of Dixon with serve as the parade’s grand marshal. No pre-registration is required to participate in the parade. And the St. Louis Corvette Club has confirmed that its members will be taking part again in the holiday precession along Historic Route 66. One thing that will be different will be the absence of school marching bands due to Covid-19 concerns by the Waynesville School District. Any other group that might want to fill the music void will be welcome to be a part of the parade, as well as any organization wanting to enter a float. Santa Claus has told the Kiwanis Club that he will be riding a parade float and throwing out candy for the kids. The Waynesville Christmas parade has been held every year since the late 1950s. The City of St. Robert plans to have its Christmas in the Park following the Waynesville parade. A few days earlier, another annual holiday event will be taking place on Waynesville Square. Christmas on the Square, sponsored this year by Westside Baptist Church, will take place on the evening of Thursday, December 3rd, from 6 to 9 o’clock. Activities will include Christmas Carolers, Pictures with Santa, a live nativity scene, pony rides, holiday vendors, pictures with the Grinch, free food and hot beverages, Christmas music, and more.