Kick Off the Holiday Season at the Rancho Cordova Christmas Tree Lighting

The Thanksgiving turkey has not even been roasted, but it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for a group of Rancho Cordova volunteers planning the 10th Annual Cordova Community Christmas Tree Lighting event set for Sunday, Nov. 29.

And no matter what the calendar says, it’s going to be a white Christmas at this year’s event, dubbed “Let it Snow!”

The fun starts at 4:30 p.m. and runs until 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29 at Village Green Park, 3141 Bridgeway Drive off Zinfandel Drive and Capital Village Drive.

The event will include plenty of holiday fun, including free music and entertainment, free hay rides, free steam train rides, kid’s crafts, refreshments and – you heard it right – snow! Admission is free of charge.

New this year will be a glittering Ferris wheel with rides priced for fun at just $1 each.

A vibrant schedule of community-based entertainment will make it a festival of Christmas music of many kinds and a reflection of the cultural diversity of the city.

Children in the community will have an opportunity to make ornaments for decorating a “baby tree” which has been planted at the park and will grow over the years with the event – and the children of the community. Photos can be taken with a large measuring stick recording the annual height of the kids – and the tree.

Finally, there will be Santa. And there will be snow.

“That’s all we’re going to say about it,” said Rod Borba, who is the chairman of the Christmas event. “It will snow. It’s Christmas magic. Make sure you bring the kids.”

The event is sponsored by the Cordova Community Council and the Cordova Recreation and Park District.

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Posted by Shelly Blanchard on Nov 12 2009. Filed under Lifestyle, Viewpoints. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

5 Comments for “Kick Off the Holiday Season at the Rancho Cordova Christmas Tree Lighting”

  1. Brandy Barris

    I love this event! It seems to keep getting better year after year. We can’t wait!

  2. I’m particularly excited about the ferris wheel!

  3. Let it snow. Thanks for the great article Shelly.

  4. Donna

    Last year was great, this sounds even better!!

  5. Ron Seward

    My family and I love coming together and participating in this community event.

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