California Christmas Tree Ceremony

Walnut Creek Holiday Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting

November 30, 2023, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

1275 Broadway Plaza
Walnut Creek, CA

Santa's Grand Arrival
Live Performance
Special Appearances by Mrs. Claus, Santa's Elves and more!
Face Painting, Balloon Art & Caricatures
Arts & Crafts
Milk & Cookies in the Promenade

The Parade of Lights is the highlight of Broadway Plaza’s holiday season kick-off event, and includes music, entertainment, and a special Tree Lighting Ceremony led by Santa Claus himself!

Schedule of Activities:

5:30 - 7 p.m. Visit with Broadway Plaza Retailers and special vendors

  • Enjoy strolling entertainment from the Concord High Minutemen Marching Band The Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) will be onsite with furry friends up for adoption
  • The Grinch, Jack Frost, Elsa and Anna will be available for Meet & Greets near the Christmas Tree

 6 p.m. Holiday Showcase Performed by the Performing Assemble in the Event Plaza by Macy's

7-8 p.m. The Holiday Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting (Broadway Plaza Street) This year's parade will feature community groups such as local high school marching bands and dance teams,  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, Walnut Creek's  Police Depart and the Contra Costa Fire Department, Walnut Creek on Ice, Preschool Groups, Performing Arts groups and More!

The tree lighting will be at the completion of the parade.

Broadway Plaza renovation grand opening celebration with live entertainment, kid-friendly activities and a holly jolly milk & cookie reception held in our Promenade, in honor of Santa Claus! Activities include:

Other seasons for fun include the time honored tradition of trick or treating and the annual Winter Ice Skating rink.

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

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