This year’s parade is scheduled for Saturday evening, December 2,2017 following the lighting of Fort Bragg’s official Christmas tree and a visit from Santa Claus in front of the Guest House Museum, which starts at 5:00 PM. Caroling begins at 6:00 PM followed by the tree lighting and the parade at 7:00 PM. The parade will follow a route from west Pine Street’s judging area, to Franklin Street, to Oak Street and then on to Main Street to complete the circle back to Pine. Viewing is possible along the entire route, with prime seats staked out early on Main Street near the Guest House Museum and the Christmas tree. Please remember this is a family-friendly event, and no alcohol is permitted.
The Mendocino Hotel will be hosting Santa Claus in their lobby on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 from 2-4 PM. Coast children are invited to meet Santa and have cocoa and cookies and free photos taken by MCCF’s volunteer elves.
Madrigal music will be played by Mickey Zegley and The Hole in the Wall Gang and old fashioned Christmas songs shared by the Coast Carolers as a holiday gift to the community’s children. Mendocino Coast Children’s Fund a will have a giving tree in the lobby and donations to MCCF will be gratefully accepted. Admission is free.