Saturdays in late November in Topeka have been known to be filled with ice, snow and a brutal north wind.
But in all likelihood, that won't be the case for this Saturday, when Topeka is expected to see plenty of sunshine and highs in the 60s.
Though the temperature no doubt will drop a bit by nightfall, conditions appear to be optimal for the annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue extravaganza.
Small Business Saturday will take place all day with Topeka-area residents encouraged to patronize local merchants. Then from 3 to 5 p.m., things will get interesting as staging begins for the Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade.
At 4:30 p.m., a ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place for the Jayhawk Theatre marquee, in the 100 block of S.W. 7th.
The Rescue Run, benefiting the Topeka Rescue Mission, will start at 5 p.m., followed by the community Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Westar building at 818 S. Kansas.
At 6 p.m., the parade will begin near S. Kansas and 1st. It will proceed south on Kansas to 10th, where it will go west for a block, then head north on S.W. Jackson to its starting point.
First United Methodist Church, 600 S.W. Topeka Blvd., will have its second annual "Cocoa, Cookies and Carols" event from 6:30 to 8 p.m.