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Holidays

Miles of streets brightly lit with sparkling lights, horse-drawn carriage rides, parades, and small town celebrations, make Fresno County a magical place to experience the holidays. 

The widely popular Christmas Tree Lane in the historic Van Ness Boulevard neighborhood in Fig Garden is a nearly 100-year-old Fresno County tradition. Two miles of homes are intricately decorated for the holidays, with trees and branches arched over the boulevard bejeweled with streams of lights. During the season the historic street is open one-way and closed to traffic two nights during December for “walk-only” nights. 

Delight in the season while shopping local in Old Town Clovis. Admire the beautifully decorated town while riding in a horse-drawn carriage.

Attend the Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade alongside thousands of merry spectators and watch the marching bands, entertainers, and dozens of floats pass by. 

See classic small town communities, like Reedley and Kingsburg, join together in charming celebrations with parades, and downtown Christmas tree lighting ceremonies.

 Perhaps the most notable holiday tradition in Fresno County, is the annual Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree hosted by the Sanger District Chamber of Commerce. The General Grant Tree in Kings Canyon National Park, was named the Nation’s Christmas Tree in 1926. Held the second Sunday of December, a ceremony is held to recognize this natural treasure, with song, prayer, and a wreath placed at the base of the tree. 

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