Rain or shine, one of the smaller Christmas parades in the Mother Lode will take place on Friday night. For the residents of Tuolumne City, it is a well-supported annual tradition.
Cindy Wano, Tuolumne Park And Recreation District Events Coordinator, was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
Every year, hundreds of residents and out-of-town visitors line the streets of downtown Tuolumne (around Tuolumne Memorial Park) to watch their local Christmas Parade.
It’s a chance for neighbors to come together in an often chilly but festive atmosphere, and cheer for several familiar faces.
“We have a good number of entries so far”, said Wano, “and we’ll take new entries right up until the last minute.”
The Christmas Parade begins at 6 PM Friday. In case you miss any of the entries the first time, all of the entries will pass by Westside Park again.. that’s right, this parade is so charming that the parade passes the crowd two times.
The Christmas Craft Fair will also take place Friday afternoon beginning at 4 PM, inside of the Tuolumne City Memorial Hall. The doors will stay open throuh 8 PM. Santa Claus and Mrs Clause will be inside following the parade. The Craft Fair will also run on Saturday from 10 AM through 2 PM.
If you are interested in entering either the Parade or the Craft Fair, call 928-1214.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.