Sights and sounds of Christmas begin at the Sonora Parade
Carolers will perform at the 30th annual Sonora Christmas Parade on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
- If you go
Where: Washington Street, Sonora (Parade), Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Highway 49 (Stockton Road), Sonora (Craft & Music Festival).
When: Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. today only. Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, $2 for children, free for children under 6. Parking costs $5.
Information: Call 209-532-7725 for the parade or 209-533-3473 for the Craft & Music Festival, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.sonoraca.com for the parade and fireonthemountain.com for the festival.
Considerations: This event is sponsored by Fire on the Mountain. Black Oak Casino Shuttle will stop at the fairgrounds.
Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013 12:00 pm
A chance to enjoy one of the biggest holiday shows in California comes not just in December, but on this very month. On Friday, Nov. 29, there will be a Christmas parade in historic downtown Sonora, as part of the 39th annual Sonora Christmas Craft and Music Festival, well-known as a spirited celebration of the Christmas season and one of California’s largest holiday shows.
The parade, which is in its 30th year, will have floats, bands, store specials, and food — all at night, with visual and audio delights peppering the occasion, and even Mr. and Mrs. Claus on Santa’s sleigh at the end of the parade. The festival proper will feature music, family vaudeville entertainment, carolers, arts, crafts, food, and even elves.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 12:00 pm.