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 23, 2018 – 6:30 pm

River City Bank

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 24, 2018 – All Day

Merchant Open House. Shop & support local businesses!

Toys For Tots

Sat & Sun December 8-9, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm

Located at the Bell Tower

40th Annual Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 2, 2018, begins at 1 pm rain or shine

A beloved family tradition in Placerville. This year’s theme is “Christmas in America, show your red, white & blue.” 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.

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 17 – 12-3pm
November 23 (Festival of Lights) – 4-6pm
November 24 – 12-3pm
December 1 – 12-3pm
December 8 & 9 – 12-3pm
December 15 & 16 – 12-3pm

late night shopping