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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Weekends in Placerville for the holidays

The downtown area is just a block from our Placerville bed and breafast, and is all aflutter, prepping for the tree lighting and fun that will be happening starting on Friday, Nov 27th.  Historic Main Street transforms itself with decoration, and lights, and there are even about 50 decorated trees lining Hwy 50 again now that the road construction is completed.

Festival of Lights5:30PM – 8PM
On Historic Main Street in Placerville, the old-fashioned festivities will close Historic Main Street and begin around 5:30PM at various locations up and down Main Street with music, entertainment, Santa, stagecoach rides, Holly Jolly Trolley rides (to outlying parking lots), and the tree-lighting at 6PM at the Courthouse.  Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association.  For info call (530) 672-3436.
NOVEMBER 27th & 28th
Merchants Open House, Extended Hours.
Historic Main Street merchants welcome visitors with coffee, cider and seasonal goodies.  Enjoy hometown holiday shopping and hospitality in one convenient setting.  Free parking, entertainment, stagecoach rides and visits with Santa.  Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association.  For info call (530) 672-3436.
32nd Annual Christmas Parade 1PM.
This big parade takes place rain or shine and starts at the Mountain Democrat parking lot on upper Broadway in Placerville and continues down Main Street.  Sponsored by Jim & Cathy  McIntire.  For info call (530) 621-5885

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Musical directed by Peter Wolfe
December 4 to December 27, 2009

IT! Box Office
(530) 642-0404
El Dorado County Fairgrounds

Still need more reasons to stay?  Winery are open and so are most places at Apple Hill thru Christmas Eve.

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