Thursday, November 30, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
It is almost everyone's favorite time of year, Christmas, and with Christmas comes Santa Patrol!
The Jackson Fire Department, along with Santa and all of his helpers, will be visiting all of the neighborhoods in Jackson yet again.
Starting December 20th, for 4 nights we will be patrolling the streets, bringing joy and candy canes to all the good boys and girls of Jackson. Santa will begin his rounds starting around 6:00 pm.
We will also be collecting canned food for the Interfaith Food Bank of Amador County to help those in need.
Wondering when Santa will be coming to your neck of the woods? Take a look at the map below and the dates with locations (locations not in specific order):
• Wednesday, December 20th – Westview Drive, Argonaut Lane, Mariposa Avenue, Argonaut Drive, Spunn Road, Hoffman Street
• Thursday, December 21st – N. Main Street, Downtown Jackson (Main, Court, Church, Summit), New York Ranch Road, Rollingwood MHP
• Friday, December 22nd – French Bar Road, Peek Hill
• Saturday, December 23rd – Broadway, Pitt Street, Center Street, Clinton Road, Terrace View, Highland MHP, South Avenue, Bright Avenue
Please print, post and share this map!
Sunday, November 19, 2017
On Saturday, December 9th, everyone is invited to come to the 11th Annual “Parade of Lights” in Sutter Creek. A magical evening where the town will come alive in twinkling lights, as everything from cars, mail trucks, school buses, horses, dogs, people, marching bands, fire baton twirlers and more, parade down historic Sutter Creek's Main Street. You might even see bubbles floating down from some balconies that look like snowflakes! Children and adults enjoy this evening of old-fashioned small town fun.
FREE Shuttle Service this year! Park and Ride for FREE to the Sutter Creek Parade of Lights. Easy Parking available at 4 locations: Italian Picnic Grounds, Sutter Hill Transit Center, Sutter Creek Fire Station, Amador High School. Shuttles will run from 3:00pm—6:30pm to get you to the event, and immediately following the Parade, the shuttles will start the return rides from the same drop off locations.
Plus, come early so you can shop and enjoy the FREE Horse Drawn Carriage Rides on Main Street and all that Sutter Creek has to offer. Dress warm and remember, it is a Rain or Shine Parade so be prepared for any weather!
The Parade starts at 6:30, but remember, NO parking on Main Street after 5:00 and the streets close around 5:30. Please be respectful of these closures on Main Street and the staging areas because we have excited children, of all ages, walking around in the dark getting the Parade ready for your enjoyment. Please no items on the sidewalks to save spaces before 4:00, they will be removed.
Don’t miss this magical evening in one of California’s most charming Gold Rush towns, Sutter Creek.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
For 41 years, Sutter Creek has hosted a magical “Old Fashioned Christmas Open House” for everyone to celebrate and start the Christmas Season. You are invited to enjoy Victorian splendor this Holiday Season and find the spirit of Christmas in this beautiful and quaint little Gold Rush town. On Dec 1st and 2nd, the streets of historic Sutter Creek come alive with Christmas spirit as they are transformed to an era gone by with Father Christmas, Charles Dickens characters in period costume, strolling along the streets of this magical Gold Rush Town. This is the place to be to spark the holiday spirit with the simple beauty of Christmas and small town charm.
To begin the festivities, on Friday Night, at around 6 pm, Santa, who is led by Star Dancer’s “Elves”, will come down Main Street to light the community Christmas tree next to City Hall. On Main Street the shopkeepers will be open late to offer a warm and friendly Open House, with snacks, refreshments, and wonderful displays of unique items ready for your Christmas List. Most shops will be open until 9pm so you can really get a jump on your Holiday shopping. For the children, free photos with Santa will be available inside the historic Methodist Church, on Main Street, where Santa will hear their Christmas wishes. Free Arts and Crafts for the children will also be available there. The whole community and beyond is invited to share in the holiday fun on Friday evening from 5 until 9pm.
The merriment continues on Saturday with free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides from 12 – 3:30pm departing from the Visitor Center at 71A Main Street. Holiday music, wonderful shopping, Father Christmas and Charles Dickens characters strolling down the street will keep the Christmas Spirit alive all day.
Saturday evening, at 6 pm is the “Las Posadas Candlelight Walk”. The public is invited to participate in this beautiful reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem. The parade will begin at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Spanish Street where Mary will mount a donkey and she and Joseph will process down beautiful, historic Spanish Street, lined with flickering luminaria, then on to Main Street, going from Inn to Inn looking for shelter. Narrators will retell the familiar story and musicians will lead in singing familiar Christmas carols that everyone is encouraged to join in singing along. This is truly a heart warming experience for all ages. The Las Posadas Candlelight walk will be an evening you will cherish forever. Dress warmly so you can enjoy the entire evening!
Sutter Creek, with all of its classic Holiday charm, will rekindle the Spirit of Christmas in your heart. For more information call (209) 267-1344 or visit www.suttercreek.org.