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Festive tree lighting takes center stage after rain cancels Pleasanton holiday parade

Original post made on Dec 5, 2022

Revelers gazed toward the sky to take in the colorful display as the holiday tree was illuminated during a festive ceremony Saturday -- although the rain clouds did put a damper on the evening, canceling the popular annual parade.

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Comments (4)

Posted by Gene
a resident of Happy Valley
on Dec 5, 2022 at 11:00 am

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Why wasn't the parade simply rescheduled to another Saturday in December. Several opportunities to have the parade before Dec 25 exist.

Posted by Chuck Deckert
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 5, 2022 at 11:39 am

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Hi Gene. The city even though the parade was cancelled still incurred the full cost of stage contract, entertainers, dozens of event engaged city staff salaries, in addition to many other costs that couldn’t be recouped. Biggest issue though would be trying to reschedule 80+ parade entries to a date later into December. Would likely just get a fraction of that number that would be available next weekend on short notice, or following weekend a week before Christmas.

Posted by Indy Girl
a resident of Walnut Hills
on Dec 12, 2022 at 3:42 pm

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Suggestions for contracts for scheduling the next Christmas Parade: In the contract have the first Saturday in December as the original date and a rain out for the second Saturday in December with the agreement that if the parade is rained out on the first Saturday, vendors, performers, etc. will agree to participate the following Saturday.

Posted by keeknlinda
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 12, 2022 at 7:34 pm

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Indy Girl seems to have a reasonable suggestion. Event organizers have a year to mull it over, tweak it, and make it work. Saturday's Spirit Stroll went on, despite periods of downpour. Folks seemed to enjoy it despite the weather.

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