At a glance
5:30 p.m.: Parade line-up begins at Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St.
6 p.m.: Parade starts and marches to the E Street Plaza
6:30 p.m.: Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on the plaza, featuring entertainment by the Davis High School Jazz Choir, DHS Madrigals and caroling workshop participants and the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh
6, 6:40, 7:20 and 8 p.m.: Free screenings of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St.
6:30-8:30 p.m.: Free horse-drawn carriage rides depart every 10 minutes from in front of nestware, 207 F St.
6:45-8 p.m.: Grace Valley Carolers perform outside Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St.
6:45-8:15 p.m.: Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at former Dimple Records store, 212 F St.
7 p.m.: The Voices of Experience, an adult a cappella choir, will perform holiday songs at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.
7:30 p.m.: Free Thursday Live! holiday music show, Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St.
Davis will start Christmas celebrations in earnest on Thursday at the 32nd annual downtown Davis Holiday Open House and tree-lighting, beginning at 6 p.m. Locals of all ages are invited to take part in one of Davis’ oldest community traditions.
The annual Children’s Parade has been sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op for more than two decades. Parade participants will begin lining up at 5:30 p.m. at the Co-op, 620 G St., and the parade steps off at 6 p.m.
The parade will end a couple of blocks away at the E Street Plaza, where the locally grown Christmas tree will light up at 6:30 p.m. Ornaments on the tree are provided this year by Whole Foods Market, with decorating help supplied by the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club and Davis High School Cheer Team.
The DHS Jazz Choir will perform immediately before the tree is lighted, and the DHS Madrigal Singers will sing after the ceremony. The Aggie Band-uh will perform thereafter on the plaza.
For information, call the city manager’s office at 530-757-5602.