Holiday events around the Valley

FresnoDecember 3, 2013 

The tree lighting ceremony ends for the 77-foot silver pine tree in front of Fresno City Hall Tuesday night, December 3, 2013 in downtown Fresno.


Special communitywide events celebrating the Christmas season in the central San Joaquin Valley:


29th annual Tree Lighting, 6:30 p.m., Downtown Sanger, Seventh and N streets, (559) 875-4575.


Madera Tractor Parade of Lights, 6 p.m., Yosemite Avenue, (559) 673-3563.

Reedley Electrical Christmas Parade, 7:30 p.m., Downtown Reedley. FRIDAY

Rock-N-Roll Around the Christmas Tree, 7:30 p.m., The Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S. Chance Ave., (559) 650-3247.

Selma Holiday Street Faire & Santa Arrival, 4 p.m., Downtown Selma, (559) 891-2235.


Festival of the Trees, 10 a.m., St. Columba Church, 5073 N. Palm Ave., Fresno, (559) 229-8534.

Santa Lucia Festival/Christmas Village Celebration, 10 a.m., Kingsburg Swedish Village, 1475 Draper St.

84th annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade, 11 a.m., Fulton Mall, Fresno and Fulton streets, (559) 490-9966, ext. 223.

66th annual Nation's Christmas Tree City Toyland Parade, 11 a.m., Downtown Sanger, Seventh and N streets, (559) 875-4575.

Fowler Christmas Tree Lighting, 2 p.m., intersection of Merced and Seventh streets, (559) 834-5486.

Spirit of the Holidays, 4 p.m., Exeter Veterans Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave., (559) 592-4134.

Oakhurst Community Christmas Tree Lighting, 5 p.m., Ditton's Talking Bear Corner, Highway 41 and Road 426, (559) 642-0313.

Community Caroling, 5-7 p.m., Three Rivers Museum, 42268 Sierra Drive, (559) 561-2707.

Chowchilla Lions Club Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30 p.m., Rite Aid parking lot, corner of Robertson Boulevard and Front Street, (559) 665-8615, ext. 110.

Clovis Children's Electric Christmas Parade, 6:30 p.m., Old Town Clovis, (559) 916-9124.


Christmas at Kearney, 1 p.m., Kearney Mansion Museum, 7160 W. Kearney Blvd., (559) 441-0862.

88th Annual Trek to the Nation's Christmas Tree, 2:30 p.m., Kings Canyon National Park, a nondenominational Christmas message, charter bus trips available, (559) 875-4575.

DEC. 14

The Pageantry of Lights Christmas Parade, 6 p.m., downtown Kerman, Madera Avenue, C to G streets, (559) 846-6343.

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