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2022 Atwater’s Annual Christmas Parade Friday, December 2, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.

The holiday season is quickly approaching! In keeping with the City’s Centennial Theme, this year’s parade theme will be “100 Years of Christmas Classics” The Parade will be hosted by Old Town Atwater abd the City of Atwater. We believe this will be a wonderful event for all involved!

The will take place on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 7p.m. If you are interested in participating in the parade, you can pick up an application at the City Administration Building, located at 1160 Fifth Street, or on the City website.

If you would like more information, send an e-mail to All entries are welcome!

50th Anniversary Black & White Ball

The Ebony Socialites of Atwater will celebrate their 50th year of service to the community this year with an exciting 50th Anniversary Black & White Ball to be held Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the Atwater Community Center, 760 Bellevue Road, Atwater.
Saturday, December 3, 2022 @ 6 p.m. to Midnight
Hors D’oeuvres & No Host Bar 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Buffet Dinner 7:30 p.m.
Dancing 8:30 p.m. ~ Midnight
Live Band ~ Top Shelf Classics!

Everyone’s invited to join them in celebrating the many accomplishments as well as raising funds for future endeavors! Projects have included but are not limited to: Scholarships for high school students; Sickle Cell Research; Cancer Research; The Heart Association; Health Forums

Ebony Socialites’ Black and White Ball
An amazing evening is in store! Thanks in advance!
Information: (209) 358-3636, S. Fuller

Celebration of Lights Holiday Parade
Call for Entries
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Downtown Modesto
Holiday Parade Call for Entries Parade float registration available now.

The Annual Celebration of Lights Holiday Parade is Saturday, December 3rd at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Modesto. Join the fun by entering a float in this years parade.

Float registration is now OPEN. Submit your application by October 28th to avoid a $20 late fee.

Parade theme is Dashing through the Decades!
Volunteers are Needed!. Find more information on volunteering online.

Submit your Application online or in-person at our office 1010 Tenth Street suite 4400, we are open 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., closed 12-1:00 p.m.

Visit our website at for more details or contact Tony Amaral by email or 209-577-5344.

43rd Annual Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade
‘Tis the Season for Sweets and Treats!

Join in the family holiday fun as the 43rd annual Downtown Christmas Parade travels historic Main Street, between Canal Drive Broadway Ave.

Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE

NO TICKETS REQUIRED. Check us out on Instagram (@turlockrecreatoin) or Facebook (City of Turlock – Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department) for more information.
Contact: Amber Traini a 209-668-6009.

Santa House
455 W 20th St
Merced, CA

The beautiful Mansion House will be open for pictures with Santa
on December 3rd at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and again on December 4th
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$10 photo with Santa
$5 per extra print
Letters to Santa and mailbox on site

Holiday Pops Concert
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Merced Theatre
301 West Main Street

Get in the holiday mood with Merced Symphony’s annual winter concert – a pops concert with all your favorite holiday tunes!
Special Guests Jenni Samuelson, Alex Simon, and more lead us in an evening of holiday favorites sure to make you feel cozy, warm next to the fireplace, and sipping eggnog. Join us for our annual sing-a-long and leave this concert full of holiday cheer!

Veteran Craft Fair
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
American Legion Post 83 –
939 West Main St.
Merced, CA.
Lots of unique items and treats just in time for Christmas.
Open to the public.

For information contact: Gene Hamill at

Yoga – 60+ years
Monday, December 12, 2022
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Senior Citizens Center
(SCC) – Auditorium (Aud)
211 Bodem Street
Modesto, CA 95350
Yoga is the practice of combining physical poses with mindfulness, breathing and meditation to promote mobility, strength, flexibility and endurance.

Bring yoga mat.
Exercises include floor work.
Covid protocols and membership requirements may be viewed on the Senior Citizens Center Webpage link.
Instructor: Mark Damir
Classes are in partnership with Anthem Blue Cross

Cost: Free

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