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Pleasanton parade, tree lighting Saturday

Original post made on Dec 5, 2013

Pleasanton's annual Hometown Holiday parade and tree lighting ceremony will be held starting at 5 p.m. Saturday on Main Street.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 5, 2013, 7:53 AM

Comments

Posted by George Withers, a resident of Jensen Tract
on Dec 5, 2013 at 8:36 am


Every year Pleasanton's Christmas Parade is held on the same Night as Livermore's Christmas Parade. Since many of us have family and friends living in both cities, and would like to participate in both Christmas Parades, it would sure be nice if one of these cities could change the date of their Christmas Parade to allow attendance and participation in both events.


Posted by Parade , a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:02 am

Hopefully sound and the music during parade will be better taken care of this year. Last year it was sad to see scattered groups of people walking in silence, as the music could only be heard right by the main stage in front of Museum.
Not sure if it was only our impression, but that parade was far from joyful and exciting, something one would expect the Christmas Parade to be...


Posted by Bell Ringer , a resident of Downtown
on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:53 pm

I'm with you Parade. Out of nine different Christmas parades I've attended with my children, Pleasanton has the worst organized event. Way to many Realtors and City Officials. We need more children with more homemade floats and less businesses taking a walk with friends promoting themselves. Discovery Bay ranks #1 It winds throught neighborhood streets with nothing but kids and homemade fun. Sorry,but it's just old and outdated like candy cane lane. Have fun and Merry Christmas!!


Posted by A proud American!, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

Bell Ringer, how can you be such a Grinch and still wrap with "Merry Christmas?" Didn't you mean "Bah hum bug?" The parade is supposed to be a little local event full, and for some, the only time they will walk down main street in a parade.

Pleasanton's parade is full of boy and girl scout troupes, local dairy, regional parks and more. I didn't see any real estate agents but they are local business owners too.

Take another swig of egg nog and chill.