After the Laurel Christmas parade on Friday, Dec. 2 [parade begins at 7 p.m.], join the Laurel Historical Society at Hitchens Homestead, 205 Willow Street, Laurel, for the grand illumination. This will include illumination of Twilley Cottage and outbuildings, as well as a bonfire. Also included will be a D.J. and Christmas carol sing-along, as well as refreshments. Admission is free. Any questions, call George Denney at 302-745-1963.