Downtown Extravaganza Events

Celebration of Lights Parade

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Celebration of Lights LogoJoin us for the biggest community event of the year, our annual holiday parade in downtown Modesto. Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. on I and 14th Streets. Parade entry applications will be accepted until capacity is reached or November 12th, 2021. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Crystal Creamery. 

Volunteers are crucial to the success of this amazing event. Visit the volunteer page for more information on how to get involved. 

Traffic and parking in downtown Modesto will be heavily impacted for the parade.  Please watch for "No Parking" Signs and plan extra time to get to your destination.  Road closures will begin as early as 1:00 PM and will remain closed until approximately 8:00 PM. For a map of the road closures, please see the attached document. 

Annual Breakfast With Santa

Due to COVID-19 regulations, there will not be a Breakfast with Santa event this year. Santa will be making a special appearance at the Celebration of Lights Parade.

Downtown Tree Lighting & Rockin' Holidays 

More information to follow. 


Become a Sponsor!

Want a great way to highlight your business?  

Your business will benefit in many ways including high visibility, media coverage, strong consumer audience (over 12,000 attend the parade), employee awareness, team building and motivation, build consumer and brand loyalty, and community relations and it is a lot of fun!!!  

For more information on becoming a sponsor contact Sandy Wolfe, 209-577-5340 or email in your Sponsorship Form.

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