SAVE THE DATE

DECEMBER 7, 2024

3k+

Attendees

Join your community in Waterford's favorite celebration!

40-50

Vendors

Find the perfect holiday gift, and enjoy lots of activities for children at the Market!

30-40

Parade Entries

Watch our fabulous local businesses and organizations during the Parade!

LET'S CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS TOGETHER!

AWESOME PARADE FLOATS, MUSIC, FOOD TRUCKS, HOMEMADE SWEETS, FACE PAINTING, 60 VENDORS, PETTING ZOO, STORY TIME, BALLOON ART, PHOTOS WITH SANTA, AND MUCH MORE!

BEST LIGHTS 2021

BEST MUSIC 2022

MOST ORIGINAL 2022

BEST LIGHTS 2022

BEST IN SHOW 2022

BEST YOUTH 2021

CHRISTMAS PARADE

5:30-6:00 PM

The parade starts at Moon School at 5:30pm, and ends at Waterford Jr High after traveling through the streets of Waterford and the Christmas Market. There will be an announcing station at the Christmas Market. If you wish to watch the parade in your vehicle, Pecan St and Bentley St between the Museum and "F" Street provide the best parking. The Christmas Parade will pause at Waterford Museum so Santa can turn on the lights for the City Christmas Tree while riding atop his "sleigh" - the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Truck!

The Parade entry judging booth is located at the announcing station at the Christmas Market (on the right side of the float entries). Winners will be chosen for the following five categories:
  • BEST IN SHOW
  • MOST ORIGINAL DESIGN
  • BRIGHTEST LIGHTS
  • BEST YOUTH ENTRY
  • BEST MUSIC

START - 5:30 PM

MOON SCHOOL


END 6:00 PM

JR. HIGH SCHOOL

CHRISTMAS MARKET

2:30 - 7:30 PM

Come out early on Saturday to enjoy great shopping, food trucks, and activities, before watching the parade in Downtown Waterford. There will be over 40 vendors and multiple food options to enjoy. The Market will also host an announcing station for the parade, as well as the judges' booth. Don't miss out on the opportunity to get that awesome family photo with Santa and Mrs Claus!

FOOD TRUCKS

HANDMADE CRAFTS

BEAUTY & WELLNESS 

PRODUCTS

PHOTOS WITH SANTA

PETTING ZOO

FACE PAINTING & 

KIDS ACTIVITIES