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Thursday, February 29, 2024

City welcomes holiday season with festive downtown activities

Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

The Annual City of Davis Holiday Parade and tree lighting will be held in E Street Plaza today. The children’s parade starts at 6:00 p.m. at the Co-op (620 G St.). The parade will kick off at the E Street Plaza. The tree at the plaza will be lit at 6:30 p.m. by members of the Davis City Council. Activities will include entertainment by the Davis Children’s Chorale, “Visits by Santa,” and a free screening of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Showtimes are at 6, 6:40, 7:20 and 8 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre.


Gingerbread House Workshop

Carlton Plaza will be hosting a free gingerbread house workshop for the general public today from 4 to 6 p.m. Another workshop will be held on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., and Dec. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m.  Carlton Plaza will provide the materials needed to build a gingerbread house. This includes gingerbread, icing and candy; Participants are allowed to bring any additional sweet treats.

For more information, visit the community at 2726 Fifth St., call (530) 564-7002 or log on to carltonseniorliving.com/location/davis-carlton-plaza.


Davis Arts Center’s Annual Holiday Sale

The Davis Arts Center (1919 F St.) is hosting its Annual Holiday Sale. The sale features 60 vendors selling functional and fine art goods. Some of the goods sold will include ceramics, textiles, soaps and much more. There is also a Children’s Secret Store, made especially for children, where children can make their own gifts in a pottery and painting studio. Food vendors at the sale will include Let Them Eat Cake Cafe, Common Grounds Coffee, Culinerdy Cruzer – only on Friday and Saturday – and Fat Face — only on Sunday. The event will be held on both Thursday and Friday, from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call (530) 756-4100 or visit davisartscenter.org/events/annual-holiday-sale.


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