The City of Pleasanton is pleased to announce its upcoming Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 5p.m. on Main Street, under the Pleasanton arch in downtown Pleasanton. The event will run from 5 -8 p.m., and the tree lighting ceremony is anticipated to occur around 6:45 p.m.

The annual event will kick off the holiday season with a festive parade, which will include the Foothill and Amador Valley high schools’ marching bands, animal groups, hot rod clubs, floats and more. Immediately after the parade, there will be musical entertainment featuring The December People performing familiar holiday songs in the styles of the top bands of our time. This musical event will take place on the main stage at the Museum on Main followed by the tree lighting by the Mayor with a special visit from Santa.

The deadline for parade entry application is Wednesday, November 27.

Main Street will close to vehicular traffic at 3:30 p.m. that day. Parade spectators are encouraged to shop and dine in downtown after finding a favorite viewing place along the parade route.

In the event of inclement weather, a parade cancellation telephone hotline will be implemented and updated each hour after 2:30 p.m. on parade day. The Hometown Holiday Hotline is (925) 931-5352. For more info, visit