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City reschedules holiday tree-lighting for Friday evening

Parade won't be held this year after weather cancellation last weekend

Pleasanton city officials announced Monday that the holiday tree-lighting has been rescheduled for Friday evening in downtown after the weather cancellation last weekend.

Though the tree-lighting is back on for a new date, the holiday parade portion of the annual celebration will not take place this year -- city officials previously indicated if the original event date was washed out due to poor weather, the parade would not be rescheduled.

City leaders opted to cancel Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony because of inclement weather on Saturday. Rainy and windy conditions persisted off and on during the day on Saturday, though the weather eased into the evening after the cancellation decision was already made.

This marked the first time since 2005 that the annual holiday parade was canceled, also due to weather that year, according to city officials.

The rescheduled tree-lighting event will now begin at 5 p.m. this Friday (Dec. 13) at the new holiday tree in front of the Museum on Main at 603 Main St.

The program and holiday entertainment will kick the festivities off, with the illumination set to occur around 5:45 p.m. Santa Claus will also make a special appearance.

Main Street from St. Mary to Neal streets, and both sides of Division Street, will be closed from 4-7 p.m. Friday for the tree-lighting.

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