Sonora, CA — View video of Saturday’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Parade through downtown Sonora.
The community lined both sides of Washington Street and also along Stockton Road leading to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. The parade started shortly after 3pm and lasted for a few minutes.
Thousands also attended an event celebrating the tree from 10am-7pm at the fairgrounds. Late in the day, the upper and lower parking lots were filled to capacity, so many had to park outside the grounds and walk.
To read a story about the cutting of the tree, click here.
The tree is still on display today (Monday) at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Anyone can stop by until around 4:30pm. Those that attend are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item.
Before arriving in Washington, DC, the tree will also be on display at the other following locations:
08-Nov | Oakdale 11am – 3:30 pm G St near Yosemite Ave
08-Nov | Manteca 5:30pm – 7pm opening comments 5:45 Yosemite
and Manteca Avenue (Library Park)
09-Nov | Sacramento 1pm to 6pm Capitol Bldg
10-Nov | Modesto, 10:30-12:30 p.m., near Modesto Centre Plaza on 11th Street
between K and L Streets
10-Nov | Merced 4:00-6:00 Main Street and Canal (Bob Hart Square)
11-Nov | Fresno 11am Downtown Fresno parade
11-Nov | Central California Children’s Hospital 1:30 pm – 3 pm Madera
at Hospital SNF firetruck/Smokey
11-Nov | Kingsburg 5pm – 7pm
12-Nov | Santa Clarita 10am – 3pm Saugus Swap meet, 22500 Soledad Canyon Rd.
13-Nov | Los Angeles 11am – 5pm Autry Center
14-Nov | Rancho Cucamonga 10am – 2pm Victory Gardens – Mall
14-Nov | Barstow 5pm – 7pm unknown
15-Nov | Flagstaff, AZ
16-Nov | Gallup, NM 1:00-5:00 Cultural Center Parking – Railroad Museum
17-Nov | Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Place Mall
18-Nov | Amarillo, TX 330 Downtown Library 413 E. 4th Ave
19-Nov | Tinker AFB, OK 2:30-6:00 on base – call Kathy 30 min out –
enter at Truck gate 33
20-Nov | Ft. Leonard Wood, MO 2pm – 5pm PX at Constitution and Replacement
21-Nov | Santa Claus, IN Cringle Place Shopping Center
23-Nov | Cherokee NC 1000-100 Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
24-Nov | Greensboro, NC 1pm – 530pm outdoor iceskating rink
25-Nov | Newport News, VA time info to come Oyster Point City Center
26-Nov | Dumpfries, VA 1000-100 rest stop on I-95
27-Nov | Hershey, PA time info to come Hershey Entertainment Complex