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Parade deadline Wednesday
Chamber also planning street fair on Dec. 6
PARADE XMAS15 12-9-13
The Dance & Cheers Stars float in last years twilight parade. - photo by Photo Contributed


• HOLIDAY STREET FESTIVAL: Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on South Grant Street, downtown Manteca

• HOLIDAY TWILIGHT PARADE: Saturday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. on Yosemite Avenue in downtown Manteca

• MORE INFO: Contact the Manteca Chamber of Commerce at 823.6121 or email

The deadline to enter the Manteca Chamber of Commerce’s 42nd annual holiday parade is Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 5 p.m.

The parade takes place Saturday, Dec. 6, starting at 5 p.m. in downtown Manteca.

A holiday street fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on South Grant Street between East Yosemite Avenue and Moffat Boulevard. It is strategically placed at the midway point on the Yosemite Avenue parade route that starts at Library Park and goes to Garfield Avenue by Manteca High.

The street fair already has 25 vendors offering everything from crafts and commercial items to non-profits and food booths. Perennial street fair favorite Lockeford Sausage is among those already committed.

Typicaly 8,000 people line Yosemite Avenue for the twilight Christmas parade. This year the Indelicato Family of Delicato Vineyards will serve as the grand marshals.

Fees for vendors are $25 for non-profits, $50 for crafters, $75 for commercial, and $150 for food booths.

This year’s parade theme is “The Nutcracker.” The entry fee is $50. 

Entry forms can be downloaded from the chamber website at Once on the page, go to the navigation bar and click on “programs and services” and scroll down to 2014 Holiday Parade. Vendor applications are available by calling 823.6121 or dropping by the chamber office at 183 W. North St., suite 6.

Trophies will go to first place in each category with ribbons for second and third.