Date posted: 11/22/2013
Sutter Creek Parade of Lights Returns!
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Sutter Creek Parade of Lights
Every year, the historic Sutter Creek is brought to life in a parade of shining lights and glittering decoration. Cars, trucks, buses, lorries, horses, marching bands, majorettes and dogs parade with huge groups of people all down the famous Sutter Creek Main Street while covered in lights and festive color. This year’s Sutter Creek Parade of Lights will be held on December 14, 2013, with the parade itself starting at 6.30pm. Families, community groups, charitable organizations, schools and businesses all enter their groups into the parade, which is open to everyone. The whole community comes out in full force to congregate along the route and watch their friends and neighbors celebrate the season. Whether it’s a family wanting to unite itself or a business looking to advertise, the parade is one event that means so many different things to different people. Children and adults alike love this unique evening.
Main Street itself receives a full festive makeover in honor of the occasion. All of the historic Gold Rush buildings are given the holiday treatment, bedecked in color and light and given a celebratory polish. The American Exchange Hotel building balcony even has a bubble machine fitted, which cascades bubbles out over the procession and its spectators and gives the illusion of snowflakes. It’s a beautiful sight. In the modern world, many families only come together at Christmastime, when geographical distance can separate parents from their adult children for the rest of the year. Having events like this to share can help create wonderful memories to cherish and a shared atmosphere of joy and seasonal spirit.
Sutter Creek has preserved its façade from its Gold Rush heyday while being able to incorporate modern amenities. Visitors come from far and wide to Sutter Creek hotels in order to see a little piece of American history, and are not disappointed with its range of shopping, dining, and accommodation facilities. Known as the ‘Jewel of Amador County’, Sutter Creek is always a place worth visiting – but with its seasonal decorations and the buzz of the Parade it is not to be missed.
(Photo courtesy of suttercreek.org)