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 choose to shop locally. Enjoy two hours of free parking on your next visit!

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Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 25, 2023 – All Day

Merchant Open House. Shop & support local businesses!

Toys For Tots

Sunday, December 3, 2023, 10 am – 4 pm

Located at the Bell Tower

Hometown Holiday

Friday, November 24, 2023

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 Christmas tree’s lighting. Enjoy holiday cheer, live music, and more. Shops are open late, restaurants are ready to serve you, and entertainment will be on the street. Hometown Holiday is an annual tradition that you don’t want to miss!

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Hometown Holidays

Hangtown Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 3, 2023

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

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