Placerville Bell Tower at night by Paul Cockrell

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. Enjoy two hours of free parking on your next visit!

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Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 27, 2021 – All Day

Merchant Open House. Shop & support local businesses!

Toys For Tots

Sat & Sun December 4-5, 2021, 10 am – 4 pm

Located at the Bell Tower

Festival of Lights

Friday, November 26, 2021

The Placerville community gathers each year, filling Main Street with family, friends, and neighbors to share the magical moment when we kick off the Holiday Season with the lighting of the Christmas Tree. Enjoy holiday cheer, live music, and more. Shops are open late, restaurants are ready to serve you and there will be entertainment on the street. The Festival of Lights is an annual tradition that you don’t want to miss!

Hangtown Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 5, 2021 

The Hangtown Christmas Parade is a much-loved family tradition held every year on the first Sunday in December in Placerville. A local favorite for 40+ years, this big parade is full of small-town fun!

This year’s theme is a Candy Land Christmas and is presented by Tim and Sue Taylor. 

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