Woodland Holiday Parade returns, Shop Small Business Saturday

The Woodland Chamber of Commerce has announced the return of its 56th annual holiday parade on Saturday, Dec. 10, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The parade will once again roll down Main Street this year on Dec. 10, with the theme ‘Home to Holiday Magic,'” the chamber’s website said. “We would like to thank everyone in our community for their patience and Also thank you to the City of Woodland for sponsoring this event.”

The chamber noted that the 3 to 9 p.m. parade will begin in the afternoon instead of in the morning, with the goal of having both day and night parades better.

“We hope that the change will improve the overall experience for both the community and businesses along the parade route, create new opportunities for our local businesses and open up the possibility of pre- and post-parade celebrations such as As we proceed.” added

The first participants will start the parade at daylight while the later sections will close the parade in the early evening with bright lights and other entries.

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“Participants will be able to select their desired location as part of the application process and we will adjust the start time accordingly,” the chamber emphasized.

The chamber will review the overall experience after this year’s parade to determine the impact of these changes and help chart a course for next year, according to the website.

“Once again, we appreciate everyone’s patience over the past few years and we cannot host the holiday parade again,” the chamber stressed.

The Chamber is accepting online applications for the parade through Monday, November 21st. If interested, visit member.woodlandchamber.org/chamber-events/details/woodland-chamber-holiday-parade-2022-767541.

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Woodland encourages residents to visit local stores during the Small Business Shop on Saturday, November 26.

“This holiday season let’s shop for gifts at our local small businesses,” reads the Woodland website. “When in Woodland, we encourage you to stroll through our beautiful downtown! Discover wonderful boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries.

The website added that small businesses impact the city by creating a large positive economic impact, providing personalized customer service, offering a unique diversity of products and connecting the community.

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For business suggestions for shopping next Saturday, visit woodland.com/small-business-saturday.

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The Yolo County Spay and Neuter Group will host its third annual Santa Paws fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Blue Note Brewery in Woodland.

“Craig Isaacs, owner of Blue Go Photography, will take professional photos of Santa with your dog,” explained the event’s Facebook page. “You are welcome to join in the photo but only dogs are allowed to sit on Santa’s lap.”

Issacs will be available from noon to 2 p.m. with appointments with donations of $20 or more going 100% to the nonprofit group.

“Your donation includes your photo shoot with Santa and professional digital photos emailed to you.”

If interested, appointments can be made by emailing [email protected]

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The Woodland Toy-Anime-Comic Con returns on Saturday, November 26th at the Woodland Fraternal Order of Eagles located at 37650 CA-16 in Woodland.

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The kid-friendly event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will host a costume contest at 2:30 p.m., and anyone interested can enter at the entry desk during the event.

Entry costs $7 if an ad or flyer is displayed or $8 if not, according to the event’s website. Parking for the event is free.

For more information, visit allevents.in/woodland/woodland-toy-anime-comic-con/200023111159152.

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Jackrabbit Brewing of West Sacramento invites the public to join Creative Curry at 1323 Terminal St.

“Come to Jackrabbit Brewing in West Sacramento and make and paint your own ukulele,” the event’s website says. “No experience necessary. You’ll walk through the process of creating a great piece of art! All materials included.”

The event costs $40 per person and includes all supplies and a $5 bar credit. It’s open to ages 12 and up and attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes early to have time with the bartenders to take their order.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit eventbrite.com/e/paint-a-ukulele-at-jackrabbit-brewing-in-west-sac-wcreatively-carrie-tickets-418228732397.

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