Bell tower in Placerville, El Dorado County decorated for the holidays.

Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Placerville with Events All Season Long

It was here that Thomas Kinkade got his inspiration for his “Hometown Memories”. Every shop and restaurant in this has something unique and different and the holidays are the perfect time to enjoy the small town charm.

Downtown merchants wish you a joyous holiday season and appreciate every time you chose to shop locally.

Visits with Santa

Friday, November 24, 2017 – 6:30 pm

River City Bank

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 25, 2017 – All Day

Merchant Open House. Shop & support local businesses!

Toys For Tots

Sat & Sun December 9-10, 2017, 10 am – 4 pm

Located at the Bell Tower

39th Annual Christmas Parade

Sunday December 3, 2017 begins at 1pm rain or shine

A beloved family tradition in Placerville. This year’s theme is “A Child’s Dream” should generate some very creative entries. The categories are vast and varied, with everything from fine equines decked out in their best tack to high school bands in bright uniforms and the eagerly awaited special floats that grace the Hangtown Christmas Parade. The Parade winds its way down Broadway and through Main Street.

Sponsored by the Hangman’s Tree Ice Cream Saloon.

Free Stagecoach Rides

Davey Wiser, his Overland Stagecoach, and his crew haves been giving FREE rides on Historic Main Street and at other locations in El Dorado County for over 20 years. Come and be part of a great tradition on Main Street at the Bell Tower and take a FREE ride on a real stagecoach!

Holiday Stagecoach Ride Schedule

November 24 (Festival of Lights) – 4-6pm
November 25 – 12-3pm
December 2 – 12-3pm
December 9 & 10 – 12-3pm
December 16 & 17 – 12-3pm

late night shopping