Special Events

2014 Celebration of Lights - Rock'n Holidays, Saturday December 6, 2014

Breakfast with Santavolunteer ornament
8-11:30 a.m.
Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem Street

Activities include:

  • Pancake Breakfast with all the Fixings
  • Visit with Santa (don't forget your camera)!
  • Craft Corner and Letters to Santa
  • Story Time with Mrs. Claus
  • Live Entertainment

Sponsorship opportunities available! Click here for details.

For more information on Breakfast with Santa, please contact Andy Johnson at (209) 571-5582 or ajohnson@modestogov.com

Dickens Faire & Modesto Certified Farmers' Market
Presents: Victorian Christmas Market

9 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
15th Street, between I & J, in front of the McHenry Mansion 

For more information on the Dickens Faire, please contact Sande Nerland at (209) 869-1900.

For more information on the Modesto Certified Farmers' Market, please contact Marie Uber at (209) 605-8536 or dennisuber@sbcglobal.net.

Holiday Parade
5:30 p.m.
Parade begins at the corner of 14th and I Streets.

Please see the map on the Route page for the entire parade route.

Sponsorship 2014

Downtown Tree Lighting
Immediately following the parade
In front of Centre Plaza on K Street at 10th Street

A special tree lighting event to top off the day of holiday cheer!

Rockin' Holiday Opening Party
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Tenth Street Plaza, 1010 Tenth Street

Lights, garland, retro decorations, music, local vendors, and SNOW and music every half hour will be present in the Tenth Street Plaza through out the month of December. Help get this party started on December 6th at the opening party where there will be great graffiti-era Rockabilly music with Rockin' Rick and the Rhythm Wranglers and more!

2013 Celebration of Lights - Holidays in Whoville

See the Video Slide Show from last year's event!



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