Largo will ring in the holiday season this weekend with an endless supply of chocolate and countless lights of the season.
From 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, the Rotary Club of Largo plays host to dessert fanatics during Death by Chocolate in the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Then from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, return to Central Park for the annual Holiday Stroll's extravagant light display.
Death by Chocolate
In its 14th year, more than 20 chocolatiers, made up of the community's restaurants and other businesses, will show off their sugary creations.
Although 2009 will be remembered as a tough financial year, the number of businesses participating in the 14th annual event are on target, according to Jennifer McMahon, event coordinator.
"We always hold it the beginning of December, and we're ready,'' McMahon said. "And we've got a good number again this year. I'd say we're right on track.''
Visitors will be able to check out the Story Land theme for this year's holiday light display winding through Largo Central Park.
Starting at 5 p.m. on the main stage, live entertainment will include the Tutterow Dancers, Steps School of Dance and Largo High School's Madrigal Singers. At 7 p.m. a tree lighting will take place on the west side of the field.
"One of the biggest attractions this year is Dallas Brass Band,'' said Charla Lucas, Largo's special events coordinator.
After conducting a band clinic for Largo High School's Band of Gold, Dallas Brass Band and the Band of Gold will perform together at the Holiday Stroll, Lucas said.
The show will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center's Portico.