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De Young Properties’ 10 Ways to Build Happy Holiday Memories This Season

De Young Properties’ 10 Ways to Build Happy Holiday Memories This Season

The magic of the holiday season is now upon us! At De Young Properties, we believe the most magical thing about this time of year is the time spent with family and friends. So, amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, be sure to take time to soak in the little moments spent enjoying some of the area’s most treasured (and some new) holiday traditions.

1. Tesoro Viejo’s 5th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join the Tesoro Viejo community for their 5th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Tesoro Viejo Town Center! Join in on the festivities as they flip the switch and light up the night to ring in the holiday season. Enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live music, food trucks plus more!

2. Santa Photos at River Park

Santa Claus is coming to town! Don't miss out on an opportunity for your child to meet Jolly Old St. Nicholas this holiday season live and in-person at River Park Shopping Center. Don't forget to capture the magical moment before December 26! For hours or to schedule your appointment, visit their site.

3. Christmas Tree Lane

Gather your family and friends and take a car ride down Fresno's famed Christmas Tree Lane any night beginning Thursday, December 1 until Sunday, December 25. The 2022 holiday season marks Christmas Tree Lane’s 100th Anniversary and is one of the longest-running holiday events nationwide. Each December, homes along North Van Ness Boulevard in Fig Garden are decked-out for the holiday season and welcome thousands of visitors for the almost 2-mile stretch from Shields to Shaw. For more details on hours, visit their site.

4. Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

Celebrate the kick-off of this holiday season at the 93rd Annual Christmas Parade in Downtown Fresno. This year's theme is Songs & Stories of Christmas, so expect to see some of your favorite Christmas stories come to life! The parade will go down the heart of Downtown Fresno, Fulton Street. The parade is on Saturday, December 3rd at 1 p.m. and be sure to stick around after the parade for the ceremonial tree lighting at Mariposa Plaza, which will include a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus!

5. Christmas at Kearny Mansion: Timeless Toys

Gather your family and friends to take a trip to the Historic Kearny Mansion during the Fresno County Historical Society’s annual Christmas display. The seasonal magic returns to the mansion this holiday season with displays of toys from throughout the years, and of course, plenty of Christmas trees! From now until December 31st, learn the history of classic toys, each of which are more than 50 years old, still loved by children today and many listed in the Nation Toy Museum’s Hall of Fame. For more details on hours and to purchase tickets, visit their website.

6. IllumiNature at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Zoo animals and Christmas, it can't get any better than this! Join the Chaffee Zoo this holiday season for their ALL-NEW magical experience of IllumiNature featuring handmade Chinese lantern displays in various animal shapes and sizes, themed areas including nature, Christmas and Lunar New Year, PLUS tasty holiday treats, live entertainment, live reindeer and photos with Santa now until December 23! Tickets are $20 for adult members, $22 for non-member adult and $18 for children 2-11. Event dates vary. Visit their website for more details and to purchase tickets.

7. Candy Cane Lane (Clovis)

Celebrate the holidays with a drive or walk down Candy Cane Lane through December 25th from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. nightly. With over 100 homes elaborately decorated with lights and displays, it will definitely spread some holiday cheer. Located off Peach and Alluvial in Clovis.

8. 11th Annual Jingle Bell Run

Don’t miss this year’s Jingle Bell run benefiting Toys for Tots on Saturday, December 10th. Participate in a 5K Run or 2-Mile Walk. Don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy and be awarded a Santa hat. For more details and to register visit their website.

9. Holi-Drones: A Christmas Lights Drone Show

A new family-friendly holiday tradition is coming to town! The “Holi-Drone” Christmas light show will take place at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds parking lots from December 6 – 8 between 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., offering a one-of-a-kind light show featuring more than 100 drones plus tasty food, local shopping vendors, free pictures with Santa, live music and more! Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. More details can be found on their website.

10. De Young Properties

Visit a De Young Properties Welcome Center today to tour holiday decorated model homes and learn about end of the year savings and personal selections. Start making happy memories this holiday season with a brand new De Young home that is perfect for your family.

Happy Holidays from the De Young Properties team.