Christmas-Themed Occasions in Central California: Record of Parades, Festivals, Timber, and Mild Exhibits Across the Valley

FRESNO, California (KFSN) — It is essentially the most fantastic time of 12 months in Central California – a time of holidays and togetherness, items and Christmas lights, household and celebrations.

Throughout the Valley, organizers are on the brink of carry communities collectively for occasions starting from parades to gentle exhibits and winter wonderland.

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Collect your loved ones and mates and attend these occasions this vacation season:

Wednesday, December 1

sanger tree lighting

6:30 PM, Downtown Sanger

Along with lighting, the occasion will characteristic caroling, Christmas messages, the Mild Up Our Sanger Holmes contest and the arrival of Santa Claus. Refreshments may also be offered.

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Fresno Christmas Tree Lane Open

6 p.m., Van Ness and Shields Avenue

Fresno’s Christmas Tree Lane is a 99-year-old custom. Every December, North Van Ness Boulevard at Fig Backyard turns into a one-way avenue with lots of of timber and houses, all decked out for the vacations. Guests can stroll the two miles from Shields to Shaw by Christmas Day. There will likely be no strolling nights this 12 months.

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Thursday and Friday, December 2-3

Readley’s Christmas within the Park

5-8 PM, Pioneer Park, Ridley

The Ridley Chamber of Commerce is internet hosting the occasion, which can characteristic prepare and pony rides, a tree-lighting ceremony at 6:15 p.m., images with Santa, and an electrical farm gear parade on Friday.

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Thursday 2 December

Madera Christmas Mild Parade

6 – 7.30 pm, Metropolis of Madeiras

The Madera Downtown Affiliation and the Madera Night Lions Membership are internet hosting the twenty eighth Annual Candlelight Christmas Parade, the place glowing automobiles journey down Yosemite Avenue between A and E Streets.

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Tulare Kids’s Christmas Parade

6 pm, Downtown Tulare

This 12 months’s theme is Prancer’s Pajama Celebration. Everyone seems to be invited to return wearing pajamas and think about the floats on Okay and M Streets and Tulare Avenue. You possibly can even enter your individual floats!

Corcoran Christmas Parade

6.30 p.m., downtown Corcoran

The Corcoran Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade will embody a parade, tree lighting, meals, crafts and data cubicles, in addition to a go to with Santa within the gazebo.

Friday, December 3

Huge Fresno Honest Vacation Fantasy of Lights – Opening

5 – 9 p.m., Fresno Fairgrounds

The Fresno Fairgrounds will as soon as once more flip right into a magical winter wonderland for the return of The Huge Fresno Honest’s Vacation Fantasy of Lights present! Attendees will drive via the fairgrounds and luxuriate in greater than 450 vacation gentle shows as they hearken to Christmas music, take pleasure in treats from native meals vans and extra. There will likely be two new particular stroll nights this 12 months.

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Carothers Chamber Christmas Parade winter fest

3 – 9 p.m., Carruthers Fairgrounds

The occasion will characteristic craft and meals distributors in addition to a Christmas parade.

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Tesoro Viejo Fourth Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

5 – 7:30 pm, Tesoro Viejo City Middle, 4150 City Middle Blvd, Madera, CA 93636

The occasion will characteristic the lighting of a 35-foot tree by firefighters at Madeira County Fireplace Station No. After the lighting ceremony, festivities embody a trip on the Polar Specific, images with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and even snow. Friends are welcome to take a stroll via the city heart to listen to caroling by the Fresno State quartet, all whereas taking within the city heart lights and festive vacation decorations. Admission to the Tesoro Viejo Christmas tree lighting occasion is free, and everyone seems to be welcome to take part.

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water christmas parade

7 p.m., Vinton Approach and Grove Avenue, Atwater

The occasion is being hosted by the Atwater Chamber of Commerce. This 12 months’s theme is ‘Holidays on Snow’.

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Los Baos Christmas Parade

6 p.m., Los Baos Metropolis

The Los Baos Chamber of Commerce says the downtown Christmas parade will proceed, rain or shine. This 12 months’s theme is ‘Rocking Round a Group Sturdy Christmas’. The judges will current prizes to the winners of 10 completely different classes.

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Juliets – Opening

5-8 p.m., Fresno Chaffee Zoo

For this annual neighborhood custom, your entire zoo has been remodeled right into a magical winter wonderland, absolutely embellished and surrounded by miles of vacation lights! Get pleasure from reside leisure, festive treats and drinks for each adults and youngsters, complimentary holographic glasses with each ticket bought (whereas provides final), and free images with Santa Claus.

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Saturday, December 4

Christmas Vacation Honest and A Christmas Carol Dwell Radio Performances

12 – 4 p.m., Fresno Metropolis Faculty Theater Courtyard

The Fresno Metropolis Faculty Theater Division will host a vacation honest that includes two reside performances of Dicken’s Yuletide traditional A Christmas Carol. The 40-minute play is introduced as a Nineteen Forties radio present with performances at 1 pm and three pm. The Vacation Honest contains meals distributors serving up scrumptious British fare, warming soups, cider and occasional. Discover distinctive items to finish your Christmas reward record. This family-friendly occasion will brighten your spirits and supply a enjoyable and distinctive approach to trip in a protected out of doors setting. Free admission and parking.

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Merced Christmas Avenue Lane

5 – 8.30 pm, Predominant Avenue, Downtown Merced

That is the second 12 months town of Merced is internet hosting a ‘reverse Christmas parade’ the place floats, automobiles and performers line up and guests cross by.

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Porterville’s Kids’s Christmas Parade

10 a.m., Morton to Walnut Avenue, Porterville

This 12 months’s theme is Miracle on Predominant Avenue. Viewers are inspired to take care of social distance. This system may also be telecast reside.

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Santa Lucia Fest

all day, metropolis of Kingsburg

Festivities will characteristic arts and crafts and meals distributors, a gingerbread home competitors, a Most cancers Volunteer Hen Dinner and a Competition of Lights parade. Santa Claus may also come, and you’ll take photos with him at his hut.

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Fourth Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

5:30 pm, Veterans Memorial Park, Chowchila

The occasion is being organized by the Chauchilla Lions Membership and can characteristic music, Christmas tree lighting and Santa Claus!

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Kids’s Electrical Christmas Parade

6:30 PM, Outdated City Clovis

The parade options hundreds of native kids, adults, animals and swimmers, all wrapped in a blizzard of lights.

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Christmas on Merced Avenue

4-6 PM, Downtown Fowler

The occasion will characteristic free prepare rides, procuring, tree lighting, images with Santa. Particular visitor CSU President Saul Jimenez-Sandoval can have the consideration of lighting the Christmas tree this 12 months. Residents are invited to assist embellish the tree with a customized decoration.

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Lemur Christmas Parade

6 p.m., D Avenue, Downtown Lemur

The Better Kings County Chamber of Commerce and Lemoor Parks and Recreation will line D Avenue with floats, vehicles, vans and RVs, beginning at Follett Avenue close to Lemoor Cinemas.

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Sanger Toyland Parade

11 am – 5 pm, Shahar Sengar

The 73rd Annual Nation Christmas Tree Metropolis Toyland Parade will characteristic meals distributors, arts and crafts, kids’s actions and extra.

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Friday, December 10

Valley Animal Middle Christmas within the Park

5 – 9 p.m., Dr. James W. Thornton Canine Park, 3934 N. Heston Ave., Fresno

This 3-day occasion will characteristic distributors, a Christmas tree walkway, a bake sale and an open home tour. Its objective is to lift cash for the Valley Animal Middle.

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Saturday, December 11

jingle bell run

9 a.m., Christmas Tree Lane, Van Ness Blvd., Fresno

On the tenth Annual Jingle Bell Run for Toys for Tots, all registered members will obtain Christmas-themed sweatshirts and Jingle Bells. Hope every runner and walker will likely be awarded a Santa hat for bringing in a brand new unwrapped toy and for doing so. Runners can select between a 5K run, a 2-mile stroll, or a digital Jingle Bell Run.

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Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade

1 p.m., Fulton Avenue, downtown Fresno

Get pleasure from costumes, marching bands and floats on the 92nd Annual Christmas Parade. After the parade ends, all attendees will likely be welcomed to Mariposa Plaza for a ceremonial tree lighting. The tree lighting will embody meals and craft distributors.

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Kerman’s Christmas Mild Parade

6 p.m., Madera Avenue, Kermani

This 12 months’s theme is ‘Christmas on the Motion pictures’. Come to the parade and welcome Santa Claus to Kerman and luxuriate in a enjoyable night of twinkling lights, choral singing and way more.

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Wednesday, December 15

Mercedes Santa’s Workshop

4:45 – 7:30 PM, Applegate Park Zoo, Mercedes

This 12 months’s theme is ‘Christmas on the Motion pictures’. Come to the parade and welcome Santa Claus to Kerman and luxuriate in a enjoyable night of twinkling lights, choral singing and way more.

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Saturday, December 18

Mountain Artisan Christmas Honest

10 a.m. to three p.m., Fresno Flats Historic Village & Park, Okhursto

This 12 months’s Mountain Artisan Christmas Honest in Fresno Flats will embody Santa and his elves, readings of traditional Christmas tales of their historic buildings, lunch served by Matsumoto Samurai Kitchen, and crafts for youths.

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Saturday-Sunday, December 18-19

Winter Wonderland in Storyland

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Storyland

Organized by Valley PBS, children can play in actual snow, take photos with Santa and Curious George, and do crafts, actions, and extra, with assist from First 5 California, at this occasion hosted by Wally PBS.

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Wednesday, December 22

dwelling nativity

Marks and Mount Whitney, Riverdale

The Riverdale Meeting of God will proceed the greater than two-decade-old custom of getting ready the Christmas custom to return alive. Guests can drive via 5 acres of reside animals and characters from the delivery story from the streets of Bethlehem to shepherds within the fields the place you will discover Mary and Joseph and child Jesus.

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