GREENWICH - A parade was held in Greenwich yesterday to kick off the town's Christmas festival.

The parade, featuring an appearance from News 12 Connecticut's own Courtney Kane, rode down Greenwich Avenue. It's the first event of the town's fifth annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa's Workshop. First Selectman Peter Tesei says it's a great way to get people in the holiday spirit.

This year's festival is being held at McArdle's Florist and Garden Center and lasts through Christmas Eve. The festival features reindeer and pictures with Santa.