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RockinHolidayView – Opening December 1

Rockin Holiday Is Here!
By Chris Murphy

Rockin’ Holiday and the Rockin North Pole lights up 10th St Plaza from through December 22.
The Rockin’ Holiday Pixel Show Tree will be lighting up 10th St Plaza and our Rockin North Pole will feature amazing new shows. Rockin Holiday is fun for the whole family and takes you back with rockin’ retro cheer and special vintage style décor to the original Modesto Cruise Route on 10th Street! Rockin’ Santa, his Rockin’ elves and his Rockin’ hot rod sleigh will be available for free photo ops for your family Christmas cards! Every 15 minutes look up into the sky to see snow right here in Modesto! Sip your hot cocoa or your Irish Coffee, eat your roasted chestnuts and make some classic Modesto memories. This fun family holiday party is not one to miss!

The Rockin’ Tree features a brand new programmed pixel animated light show created by Brian Friend of Laser Voodoo that will be something to see! Rockin’ Tree lighting happens on December 1st at 7:30 after the parade and will perform nightly from 6-11 pm. Rockin’ Holiday is connecting with Modesto On Ice so that downtown is even more fun and exciting.

Rockin’ Holiday Live with Music, Santa and Snow and Rockin’ Santa and his elves will be there every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-9.

Yes, friends, this all happens and it is there for you for FREE thanks to all of our partners. Modesto Rockin’ Holiday is presented by: Chris Murphy, Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group, ModestoView, Brian Friend Laser Voodoo, Matt Paine and Collins Electric, Modesto Toyota, with rockin’ support from the amazing people at the Downtown Modesto Partnership, Modesto Downtown Improvement District, City of Modesto, Visit Modesto, Storybuilt, Patchcrew, Fuzio, Ralston’s Goat, Brenden Theatre, Modesto Confidential Management, Sammy D and T and more.

Special Musical Guests!
The 191st Army Band is coming to Modesto. This is a really big deal as this band has performed all around the world. Dating back to WWII, the 191st Division Band has a rich and distinguished history. They will be opening the show at our tree lighting extravaganza. We will feature great local music from:

Here are some of the great holiday festivities happening in our region.

Dec 1 – Warren Miller Here there and Everywhere – State Theatre 7:30 pm
Dec 1 – Modesto Symphony Holiday Pops
Dec 1 – Breakfast with Santa – Modesto Senior Center 8 am
Dec 1 – Santa Shares Breakfast – Gallo Center 8 am
Dec 1 – Sugar Plum Tea – Grand Theatre Tracy 11 am
Dec 1 – Dickens Christmas Fair – 15th St & McHenry Mansion
Dec 1 – Modesto Holiday of Lights Parade – Downtown Modesto – 5:30 pm
Dec 1 – Rockin’ Holiday Opening Day –10th St Plaza 5:30 pm
Dec 1 – Fiesta Navidad- Merced Theatre – 7 pm
Dec 1 – Rockin’ Tree Lighting – 10th St Plaza 8:00 pm
Dec 5 – US AirForce Band Holiday Concert – Turlock Community Theatre 7 pm
Dec 6 – Rat Pack Holiday with Matt Henderson – State Theatre FREE 2 pm
Dec 7 – Holiday Choral Concert – MJC East 7 pm
Dec 7 – Christmas Parade of Lights – Turlock – 6:30 pm
Dec 7, 8 – Tiny Tim Christmas – Gallo Center
Dec 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 – Central West Ballet – The Nutcracker – Gallo Center
Dec 8 – Spirit of Giving Run – 10th Street Plaza 8 am
Dec 8 – SantaCon – Downtown Modesto 5 pm
Dec 13 – CWB – Nutcracker in Jazz
Dec 13 – Opus Handbell Concert
Dec 15 – Very Choral Christmas – Gallo Center
Dec 15,16 Nutcracker – Grand Theatre Tracy
Dec 18 – 24 Holiday Movies at the State Theatre
Dec 20 – Brian Setzer Christmas – Gallo Center for the Arts
Dec 21 – Dave Koz Christmas – Gallo Center

Rockin Holiday @ the Rockin North Pole
Dec 1, 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, &23
Free Pictures with Rockin’ Santa and Live Rockin’ Bands
The ModestoView Rockin’ Modesto Holiday tree light shows 6-11 nightly.
Make sure you check www.modestoview.com for new and updated holiday info.

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.