Mark your calendar—December 9, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., for the Greater Palo Cedro Area Chamber of Commerce is pulling out all the stops in creating an exciting celebration this year for the community.

This year’s festivities will differ from the past holiday events that will begin with a lighted parade starting at the Park ‘n Ride at Cedro Lane and Deschutes Road in Palo Cedro. The parade route will travel north along Deschutes Road taking a right onto Old 44 Drive, ending at the Millville Grange. The festivities don’t end here, festival goers can meander throughout downtown to ingest a variety of holiday spirit.

A stretch of Deschutes Road will be closed to traffic for pedestrians to attend the other downtown  activities.  Visitors can take advantage of transportation provided by the Nash Train or the Hawes Cow Train to give a ride from one end to the other. Public parking areas will be behind the old church on the corner of Cedro and Deschutes, Palo Cedro Village Shopping Center and behind the Northgate Plaza shopping center, between Millville Grange.

FOR  EVENT ACTIVITIES AND LOCATIONS:

MILLVILLE GRANGE:  After the parade, Santa will be dropped off and kids will be given the opportunity to have their photograph taken with the white bearded one, while sipping hot chocolate and snack cookies generously supplied by Grange volunteers. Look for live music and entertainment hosted across from the Grange hall at Palo Cedro Feed.

PALO CEDRO VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER:  Kids are in luck with the boundless fun they will have at a bounce house out front of Premier Oil Change while parents can stay warm by the fire pits. Look for event vendors and visit Consignment Corner & Hair Country as they will host live music by the Allman Family Band while Another Chance Animal Welfare League’s Thrift Store will have specials for shoppers to take advantage of.

NORTHGATE PLAZA: Craft and food vendors will be throughout the strip mall and Dutch Bros will serve up delicious seasonal drinks. Across the street, Palo Cedro Cross Fit welcomes guests to see what surprises they have in store.

OWENS PHARMACY:   At the Owens’ parking lot— festival seekers will be able to view the Christmas trees decorated by Junction, North Cow Creek and Millville Schools’ students, as well as more craft and food vendors to visit.

The chamber is hopeful to make this expanded event a fun, family tradition for the community for many years to come.   For vendor, parade entry, or merchant participation, applications are provided with a link below.  For more information, readers can contact Joey Ortez at 547-4554.

Links to Applications:

Merchant Participation

VendorApplication

Parade Application