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Ripon Christmas parade tonight at 6 p.m.
Upcoming holiday events
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Mother Nature is expected to cooperate tonight when Santa makes his debut in Ripon as part of the Ripon Christmas Parade.

The National Weather Service is calling for cloudy skies but no rain when the parade starts at 6 p.m. The route is along Main Street in downtown Ripon.

The theme of this year’s Ripon Chamber of Commerce parade is “Peace on Earth.”

Other upcoming holiday events are:

*SONDANCE CHRISTMAS DANCE PRESENTATION: SONdance Christian Dance School’s annual Christmas production is Friday, Dec 13, and Saturday, Dec.14 at 7 p.m. at the Ripon Christian Schools performing arts center, 435 N. Maple Ave., Ripon. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. For ticket sales or more information call SONdance at 209.823.1740 or go to

*STUFF THE BUS FOR KIDS: Manteca Parks & Recreation in connection with the Manteca Unified School District is conducting a gift drive for kids from struggling families with the Stuff the Bus event at the Manteca Walmart on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

*BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: The Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, is hosting the annual event starting at 9 a.m. sharp on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Bring your children ages and 10 and under to the festive breakfast that includes the chance to make a craft, enjoy breakfast and visit with Santa. Only 125 children’s tickets are available on a  first-come, first-served basis. The $7 tickets are on sale at the senior center.

*LATHROP CHRISTMAS PARADE: The City of Lathrop Christmas parade takes place Saturday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. starting at Fifth and J streets. The theme is “The Music & Magic of Christmas”.


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email