Christmas Parade tonight

Union Democrat staff

The 29th annual Historic Downtown Sonora Christmas Parade is set to roll down Washington Street tonight, with dozens of flashy floats and hometown heroes taking part.

The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Red Church, and will proceed down Washington Street to Restano Way.

The event goes on rain or shine.

Parking will not be allowed along Washington Street between 2 and 8 p.m. today. The rule now includes side streets that access the highway between Elkin Street and Toby Lane in Sonora.

Free parade shuttles will start running at 3 p.m., making loops between Columbia, the Mother Lode Fairgrounds and The Junction shopping center until 5 p.m. After the parade, the shuttle service will resume until 8 p.m.

The county transit agency's "Holly Trolley" service also will offer transportation throughout Sonora and Tuolumne County all day for $1.

Merchants along Washington Street will be open tonight, and many offer free snacks.

Santa Claus will take visitors at the Heart Rock Cafe.

This year's parade features 72 floats.

They'll range from a float depicting Jean Shepherd's "A Christmas Story" to mobile platforms for musicians and dancers. Many participants in previous parades are returning this year.

11884579
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Sunday August 28, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Woman dies of injuries in Highway 120 accident

08/24/2016

The woman who spent Monday night pinned in an SUV after an ... more

Convicted murderer Thomas Hyatt to remain in prison

08/23/2016

Convicted murderer Thomas Hyatt won’t be getting out of prison anytime soon. ... more

Three rescued from wreck near Yosemite

08/23/2016

Three German tourists were rescued Tuesday from the scene of a crash ... more

Jobs program seeks to help young adults

08/25/2016

Kristina Contreras was 18, a high school dropout, and the mother of ... more