City of Concord California

News Release

November 22, 2016

Downtown Concord holiday event is December 3

Families are invited to gather on Saturday, December 3, for the annual Mayor’s Sing-Along and Official Tree Lighting at Todos Santos Plaza in downtown Concord.

The festive holiday event begins at 4 p.m. with Santa’s Grand Arrival. Santa and his elves will hear children's holiday wishes from 4 to 6 p.m. after making a colorful entrance on a bright red fire truck. Parents are welcome to bring a camera and take photos of their children with Santa.

Numerous community and school choirs will entertain families from the Todos Santos stage from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the Mayor’s Sing-Along and the countdown to the tree lighting. A new tree will debut this year, on the Willow Pass Road side of the plaza near the flag pole.

The Todos Santos Business Association will sponsor carriage rides from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a nominal fee with boarding at Salvio and Grant streets.

The event will be televised live, weather permitting, on Concord Government TV Cable channel 28 (Comcast), channel 29 (Astound) and AT&T U-verse channel 99, and will be streamed on the City’s website,

Todos Santos Plaza is located in downtown Concord on Willow Pass Road between Mt. Diablo and Grant streets. Free parking is available in two municipal garages with entrances on Salvio Street between Colfax and Galindo streets.

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