This Saturday, Grand Avenue will be extra festive. During the afternoon, 20 blocks will come alive with special sales, family activities, samples, and more. Hop on the free trolley to various destinations, where you’ll find Santa and his reindeer, carolers, and other live music. Fill your belly with warm treats, as restaurants and other businesses will offer soup samples as part of the neighborhood’s annual competition. Be sure to stop by the Summit Avenue Artisan Festival (St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 900 Summit Ave.) for pottery, textiles, food, and more made by locals. Art at Ramsey (1700 Summit Ave.) will also offer much for the eyes to feast on. For more info, visit at www.grandave.com.