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41st Annual Candlelight Parade and Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Candle Light Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Beginning at 6p, the Candlelight Parade will begin in the Davis Food Co-op parking lot, located at 620 G St., and conclude at the E Street Plaza.

Walkers, strollers, wagons, and decorated bicycles are welcome to join the parade and festive holiday lights are encouraged.

At 6:30p, the holiday tree will be lit by members of the Davis City Council, led by Mayor Frerichs.

The following local groups will perform holiday tunes and original pieces at the E Street Plaza:

  • 6p – Davis Youth Choir
  • 6:15p – Davis Senior High Jazz Choir
  • 6:35p – Davis Senior High Madrigals
  • 6:50p – Mariachi del Valle
  • 7:05p – Davis Local Vocals
  • 7:20p – Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers’ Theatre division

In addition, the following festivities will be available for participants to enjoy:

  • Free screenings of the short film “Shrek the Halls” at the Varsity Theatre @6p, 6:40p & 7:20p.
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus from 6:30–8p.
  • An activity station to write letters to Santa
  • Roaming mascot characters for photo opportunities
  • Horse and carriage rides sponsored by the City of Davis employee groups, PASEA, DCEA, PDOA and Firefighters Local 3494
  • The 11th Annual Window Decorating Contest by the Davis Downtown Business Association as part of “December to Remember.” More information and activities can be found at https://davisdowntown.com/.

Parking: Free public parking structure behind the Signature Stadium 5 Theatres at 4th and G Streets. No parade parking will be available in the Food Co-op parking lot or in the E Street Plaza parking lot. Parking will be limited downtown due to street closures and residents are encouraged to walk, bike, or take the bus for the event.

To participate in the Candlelight Parade or for more information about the event, contact Carrie Dyer at cdyer@cityofdavis.org.


December 1, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Downtown Davis
E Street Plaza
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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