2018 DATE – TO BE ANNOUNCED

On International Drive between Kilgore Rd. and Merrick Way in Rancho Cordova

There is an exciting new family holiday event coming to Rancho Cordova! 


The Holiday Light Parade

 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. 

 We are breaking away from old boring parade methods and we have many new innovations that will make this parade more exciting, more fun and more chaotic than traditional parades.  

Come see why Rancho Cordova is such a great place to raise a family.

For Parade Viewers:

  • Dress warmly, bring chairs, hot drinks and blankets.
  • 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.
  • Please donate! You can donate by clicking HERE or at the Donations booth at the parade. (See the map for location)
  • Parking areas are shown on the map.
  • First Aid is available. (See the map for location.) If you have a life threatening emergency call 911.
  • You MAY NOT bring your pets. The loud noises, lights and general chaos will terrify them.

For Parade Participants:

DOWNLOAD PARADE RULES >>>

  • You MUST pre-register to participate. NO ONSITE SIGNUPS WILL BE ALLOWED. Click HERE to participate in the parade.
  • 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.
  • The staging areas are marked on the map. Entries will be staged as they arrive. There are no assigned spots. Staging starts at 4:00 PM. No earlier!
  • First Aid is available. (See the map for location.) If you have a life threatening emergency call 911.

For Parade Volunteers:

  • You MUST pre-register to volunteer. NO ONSITE SIGNUPS WILL BE ALLOWED. Click HEREto view our volunteer opportunities.
  • All vehicles and persons on foot MUST be illuminated. Especially volunteers!
  • First Aid is available. See the map for location
  • 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.
  • First Aid is available. (See the map for location.) If you have a life threatening emergency call 911.

The information shown may change. For the most current info about the parade contact jj@ranchocordovaparade.com.


Please be advised that some documents and other content on this site may have outdated 2017 event information. Visit again as we come closer to the 2018 event to receive the most up-to-date information.

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