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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Let the festivites begin!
Ceres - Come Celebrate the Holiday Season
with the City of Ceres. Saturday December 3rd. Starting at 5:45 pm. Join us at Smyrna
Park for pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus, yummy refreshments, live entertainment, and festive wagon rides through a magical display
of lights, Christmas Tree Lane. Everything is free with a canned food donation. Santa arrives at 5:30pm and the entertainment starts
at 5:45pm. This event also marks the grand opening of Christmas Tree Lane.
Denair Christmas Tree Lighting – The Denair Gaslight Conservatory Theater and The Lions Club welcome you to refreshments, carols,
and Santa at 6 p.m. 3908 N Gratton Road in Denair. December 3rd, 6pm.
Escalon- Christmas on Main – The annual Parade of Lights in downtown Escalon begins at 5:30 p.m. Before and after, a vendor
fair with music and dance performances will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. Visits with Santa and music by Lillana Cajias at 4:45 and
7 p.m. Main Street, Escalon. December 3rd, Main Street in Escalon.
Don't miss 'A Christmas Carol', December 9th, and 10th at 8pm, and December 11th, at 2pm. It's a wonderful way to spend time
with family and friends.
Turlock’s 38th Annual Downtown Christmas Parade is December 2nd at 6:30 pm. “SUPERHERO STYLE”, is the theme this year. Enjoy
the music and festivities on Friday, December 2nd, 6:30pm. The parade will begin at Canal Drive and main Street. Join the fun for
a nighttime lighted parade.
Modesto's annual Celebration of Lights is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2016 and includes family-friendly events such as a Breakfast
with Santa, Dickens' Faire and Modesto Certified Farmer's Market, and our annual Holiday Parade.
Start the day off with a delicious
pancake Breakfast with Santa at the Senior Center, 211 Bodem Street in Modesto. Breakfast is served from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. and includes
live music, crafts for the kids, story time with Mrs. Claus and of course, a visit with the big guy!
A Dickens Faire – The McHenry
Mansion will be transformed into a Victorian delight inside and out. There will be costumed carolers and a street fair with crafts
as well as the Modesto farmers market. There will be horse-drawn wagon rides from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. $2-$3. Free festival runs 7 a.m.
to 3 p.m. McHenry Mansion, 906 15th St., Modesto, and outside down 15th Street. www.mchenrymuseum.org
. December 3rd.
“Miracle on 10th Street,” parade begins at 5:30 pm in downtown Modesto at the corner of 14th and I streets. Immediately following
the parade is the traditional community tree lighting in Tenth Street Plaza, 1010 Tenth Street, Modesto.
The Stanislaus Senior Foundation will host its Annual Holiday Fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will
be held at the historic McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and a silent auction will be offered for those in
attendance. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased on line at www.stanislausseniorfoundation.org
or by calling 848-2635.