Downtown Concord kicks off the holiday season at Todos Santos Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 1. After making a colorful entrance on a bright red fire truck, Santa and his elves will hear children's holiday wishes from 4 to 6 p.m. Parents are welcome to bring a camera and take photos of their children with Santa.
Performances by numerous community and school choirs begin on the Todos Santos stage at 5 p.m., followed by the Mayor’s Sing-Along and Concord’s Official Tree Lighting. Entertainment will be provided by Queen of all Saints Choir, Fair Oaks Choir, Calvary Temple, Concord High Jazz band, D’Ann’s Academy of Dance and the Salvation Army Band. ABC 7 news anchor Dan Ashley will emcee the proceedings.
Free holiday buttons, designed by local students Raigan VanDiver (age 7) and Lauren Luedtke (age 9), as well as treats and song books, will be available while supplies last.
The Todos Santos Business Association will sponsor carriage rides from 4:30-7:30 p.m. for a nominal fee with boarding at Salvio and Grant streets.
The event will be televised live 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, www.cityofconcord.org.
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. The Grant Street Garage entrance is on Salvio Street between Grant and Colfax streets. The Todos Santos Parking Center entrance is on Salvio Street between Galindo and Mt. Diablo streets.
For more information about downtown events, visit www.concordfirst.org or call the hotline at (925) 671-3464.