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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. Santa Photos at River Park

    A trip to meet Santa Claus? Why not? Don't miss out on an opportunity for your child to meet Santa Claus 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.

    2. Christmas Tree Lane

    Gather your family and friends and take a car ride down Fresno's famed Christmas Tree Lane any night from now until Saturday, December 25. The almost century-old tradition (99 years to be exact) 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.

    3. Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

    After a hiatus in 2020, the 92nd Annual Christmas Parade is back in downtown Fresno. This year's theme is A Night at the Drive-In, so expect to see lots of creativity and nostalgia from participants. The parade will go down the heart of Downtown Fresno, Fulton Street. The parade is on Saturday, December 11th at 1 p.m. and then at 5 p.m. there is the ceremonial tree lighting at Mariposa Plaza, which will include a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus!

    4. Holiday Fantasy of Lights

    Returning for a second year is The Big Fresno Fair’s Holiday Fantasy of Lights event. Drive through a Winter Wonderland of 450 holiday light displays while enjoying Christmas music, hot cocoa and other tasty treats from vendors. There is also a special Walk Night on Wednesday, December 15th with an appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus. For more details, including hours and food line-up, plus to get tickets visit their website.

    5. Elf the Musical

    Be sure not to miss a holiday favorite, Elf The Musical. Roger Rocka's will be showcasing the musical until January 9, 2022. The musical based on the beloved film will take the audience on a holiday ride as Buddy the Elf searches for his true identity.

    6. Zoo Lights 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 annual magical transformation and enjoy a stroll filled with live entertainment, beverages for adults and children, and a free, socially distant photo with Santa Claus.

    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. 10th Annual Jingle Bell Run

    Don’t miss this year’s Jingle Bell run benefiting Toys for Tots on Saturday, December 11th. 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. Christmas in the Park

    The Valley Animal Center invites you to participate in their first annual “Christmas in the Park” event. This three-day event (December 10 – 12) will feature carolers, vendors, a Christmas tree walkway, bake sale, open house tours and more! More details can be found on their website.

    10. De Young Properties

    Visit a De Young Properties Welcome Center today 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.