Madera, CA (PRWEB) November 22, 2011
The city of Madera, in conjunction with the local chapter of the Kiwanis, start the Christmas season in a unique fashion.
Madera, like many other central California communities, has a large agricultural presence thanks to the fertile soils of the San Joaquin Valley.
Thursday, Dec. 1 is the annual Tractor Parade of Lights and Wine Stroll in Madera. This popular annual event rings in the Holidays every year one week after Thanksgiving.
The parade celebrates Christmas as only a farming community can, with tractors, harvesters and other farm implements as well as fire trucks, cars and anything else decked out in dazzling Christmas Lights making their way down the city’s downtown district.
Holiday revelers comprised of residents and visitors alike gather along the sides of Yosemite Avenue and watch the procession as it makes its way past the various locally owned shops in downtown Madera.
The parade kicks off at 6 pm.
Both before and after the parade, attendees have the chance to become acquainted with their local merchants and wineries as well. The Wine Stroll features 15 local wineries pouring inside business along Yosemite Avenue. Guests can pick up wine glasses to taste, or mugs for hot chocolate and apple cider at participating businesses.
The Wine Stroll starts at 5 pm.
For more information, call (559) 673-5951 or the Madera Chamber of Commerce at 559-673-3563.
Director of Media
Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau