The most exciting Holiday Event of the Year!

The Rancho Cordova Holiday Light Parade

December 8, 2018

Starts Promptly at 5:30 p.m.

On International Drive between Kilgore Rd. and BridgeWay Drive in Rancho Cordova

 Come join us to see Santa, The Grinch, amazing illuminated floats, dancing elves and much much more. 
 This new parade combines artists, dancers and high tech lighting effects with familiar holiday traditions and music. 
 Forget those old boring parades! Be amazed as our exciting and chaotic show makes you cheer, laugh and sing along with all the crazy characters.  
Rancho Cordova – the most exciting place for the holidays, and all year.

For Parade Viewers:

  • Dress warmly, bring chairs, hot drinks and blankets.
  • If you have reserved seats please proceed to the center of the parade route.
  • No laser pointers or flashlights during the parade.
  • Please leave the parade route as clean as when you arrive. We DO NOT have a crew to clean up after you. Trash cans will be provided but we prefer you remove your trash.
  • Parking areas are shown on the map.
  • You MAY NOT bring your pets. The loud noises, lights and general chaos will terrify them.

For Parade Participants:


  • You MUST pre-register before November 15, 2018 to participate. NO ONSITE SIGNUPS WILL BE ALLOWED.
  • All vehicles and persons on foot MUST be illuminated.
  • No animals will be allowed in the parade except legal assistance animals on proper leashes and properly illuminated.
  • NO HORSES or other animals in the parade or along the parade route.
  • The staging areas are marked on the map. Entries will be staged as they arrive. There are no assigned spots. However, you will be assigned to enter the staging areas from either the Zinfandel entry or the Sunrise entry. Staging starts at 4:00 PM. No earlier! If you need more than an 90 minutes to setup your float please let us know at least two days in advance of the parade so that we can direct you to an alternate float preparation area.
  • All individuals in the parade must be registered.  Wristbands will be given out when you check in at the staging areas and will be required to be in the parade and to gain entry to the After Parade Private Party. 

For Parade Volunteers:

  • You MUST pre-register to volunteer. NO ONSITE SIGNUPS WILL BE ALLOWED.
  • All vehicles and persons on foot MUST be illuminated. Especially volunteers!
  • Depending on your assigned tasks you may or may not be given a training meeting or handout to follow.
  • Dress warm! Hot drinks will be available to you.
  • You will be given a wristband that will be required for entry to the After Parade Private Party.
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