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Transcript: 11/29/2017: KKTV (CBS) … welcome back to 11 news at 9. we are joined by our friend jen mulson from the colorado springs gazette. here to give us a look at what’s in tomorrow’s go section. this weekend we are really getting riholiy season started with some holiday lights. festival of lights parade 5:50 p.m. saturday more activities festival of lights family fun day, with music and activities including face painting, balloon making, holiday ornament making, magic show, cookies and hot cocoa, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. saturday, pioneers museum, 215 s. tejon st., free; 385-5990, cspm.org. tubachristmas, 4 p.m. saturday, acacia park bandshell, 115 e. platte ave., free; tubachristmas.com . colorado college arts and crafts sale, 4-8 p.m. friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. saturday and sunday, worner campus center, colorado college, 902 n. cascade ave., free; 389- 6607, coloradocollege.ed u. locals know the first saturday in december is always the start of the holiday season. that’s when the festival of lights parade slowly rolls down tejon street, with santa bringing up the rear on the caboose float. if the weather’s friendly, up to 60,000 people show up clad in their cold weather gear and clutching insulated mugs of hot cocoa. it’s the city’s largest single-day event. “it’s the only one of its kind a lighted night parade,” said terry p. collinson, the parade’s executive director. “it’s a lot of people having fun downtown in the evening. they think it’s part of their heritage to be down there. we have people who went down as kids and are now taking their kids down. it’s a real tradition for a lot of families.” the 33rd annual parade is saturday. parade organizers received such an influx of wannabe participants that they had to turn many down. because the event is broadcast on live tv, it’s kept to one hour. organizers also think 60 minutes is long enough for attendees to be sitting outside in the cold. this year’s parade is themed “through the eyes of a child” and features 79 floats and more than 3,000 participants. and what is the santa land diaries? “the santaland diaries” by theatreworks, open thursday, runs through dec. 23, dusty loo bon vivant theater, uccs if you’re looking for a break from the holiday bustle and a few good laughs theatreworks has just the remedy. the theater company is putting on david sedaris’ “the santaland diaries,” adapted by joe mantello, as its final performance at the regent circle dusty loo bon vivant theater, its home since the summer of 2003, before moving to the ent center for the arts for a production of “oklahoma!” in february. “the santaland diaries” will be performed at dusty loo bon vivant theater from thursday through dec. 23. murray ross, the late artistic director of theatreworks, chose the play to cap the company’s residency at its current theater, said geoffrey kent, director. the company is planning a champagne toast to say goodbye to the old theater on the final night of the run after the 7:30 p.m. performance dec. 23. sedaris wrote about the downside of holiday merriment in an essay based on his experiences working as a department store elf. he first read the essay, “santaland diaries,” on npr’s “morning edition” in 1992 and it quickly became a top request. “it’s important to know that if you love sedaris’ writing, this show will speak to you, but if you’re unfamiliar with it it’s a great introduction. he’s an incredible comic writer,” kent said. in the play, “sedaris passes judgment on the bad behavior of christmas. it’s counterprogrammi ng. i love ‘the nutcracker’ and ‘a christmas carol,’ but i also like to loop into that programming a little bit of sarcasm,” kent said. “the santaland diaries” became a one-man stage production, with the initial performance starring actor timothy olyphant as crumpet, the jaded elf. for theatreworks, colorado springs actor sammie joe kinnett plays crumpet. and another eatery opening up in colorado springs. …