Modesto gets into the holiday spirit with its Celebration of Lights parade

Modesto homeowners celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in their own unique way - with the annual Celebration of Lights parade. Scheduled to begin on December 3rd, the parade is sure to see almost every Modesto local hit the streets.

As per local tradition, anyone with a stake in Modesto real estate is encouraged to take part in the Holiday parade. Whether walking to represent a local organization, playing an instrument or building a float, participants range in age and talent. Those interested in taking part in the parade should contact the Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Organization for an entry form and list of requirements.

In addition to the parade, the day will feature other festive events including Breakfast with Santa. Not many kids can say they have dined with the big guy, but Modesto children look forward to this occasion every year.

An annual Victorian Christmas Market is also presented by the Dickens Faire and Modesto Certified Farmers' Market. Sponsors for the Celebration of Lights Parade and Downtown Extravaganza testify to the closeness of this tightly knit community, as most local retailers participate in the event.