California Christmas Parades

Davis Children's Candlelight Parade

December 2, 2021, 6 p.m.

Parade participants line up at 5:30 p.m. at the Co-op at 620 G Street and the parade starts at 6 p.m. following a Unitrans double decker bus and a fire truck.


  • Candlelight Parade
  • Holiday Tree Lighting
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus greeting guests
  • Performances by local musical groups
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • The Grinch at the historic Varsity Theatre
  • Davis High School Jazz Choir
  • Davis High School Madrigal Choir
  • Watermelon Music Jazz Cats
  • Mariachi de Valle
  • Poprocks Dance Team
  • DMTC Young Performers Theatre
  • Jazzamatazz Jazz Band
  • Costumed characters
  • Free screenings of  "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
  • Grace Valley Carolers
  • Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Toys for Tots

Part of the big holiday kick-off which includes the annual tree lighting ceremony downtown, the Children's Parade allows youth to participate in a fun, meaningful event.

Free candles with safety drip cups will be provided to children participating in the holiday parade courtesy of the Davis Food Co-op. 

The parade ends at E Street Plaza in downtown Davis. The holiday tree will be illuminated at 6:30 p.m. in E Street Plaza by members of the Davis City Council

The annual Children's Candlelight Parade has been sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op for over two decades. Walkers, strollers, wagons and decorated bicycles are welcome and festive holiday lighting is encouraged.

It is recommended that families who drive to participate park in the free public parking structure behind the Signature Stadium 5 Theatres at 4th and G streets. No parade parking is available in the Food Co-op parking lot on G Street.

Davis hosts many events throughout the year, including Halloween Treat Street.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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