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ThankYouView – Rockin’ Holiday

RockinView
By Chris Murphy

Yay, Rockin’ Holiday 2018 was a big success!
Thanks to all that made Rockin Holiday 2018 a Rockin’ success and make it better every year. We delivered a lot of magic to the Modesto holiday season and put a lot of smiles on kids’ faces with our Rockin’ North Pole, Rockin’ Santa and the Rockin’ Elves. Families enjoyed the Rockin’ Snow and Rockin’ Music in the Plaza with special amazing Rockin’ Tree lights shows. It takes an amazing team to bring Rockin’ Holiday to Modesto each season and we could not do this without the amazing teamwork of our supporters and sponsors. Working together, we are creating new spaces, events and activities that make Modesto vibrant and interesting. We made it through some vandalism that set us back, but we delivered on our mission to create classic Modesto winter wonderland, that is free to all that visit and encourages people to come to Downtown Modesto.

Thank you Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group, our ModestoView Crew, Modesto Toyota. Brian Friend / Laser Voodoo, the Modesto Downtown Improvement District and Collins Electrical Company for the amazing support and creativity over all these years.

There is a big crew that makes each night come to life and huge thanks to our Rockin Sponsors: the City of Modesto – City Hall, Modesto Confidential and Management Association, Ralston’s Goat, Fuzio Universal Bistro, Brenden Theatres Modesto 18, the Patch Crew, Modesto Area Music Association – MAMA, Downtown Modesto Partnership (DOMO), and cheerleaders Sammy D and T for the amazing support that makes things real.

Thank you to our Rockin’ Santa, Elves, North Pole Staff, and sound crews and the bands that played. Thank you Rockin Santas Mike Allsup & Steve Waldron, North Pole production team Jennifer Allsup, Jonah and Siri Grane, Eli Allsup, Krista Lyons, Maria-Ester Esparza, Jaziah Crump, Leah Pallechi, Liz and the amazing sound skills of Mark Oseau and Ryan Irons and the Modesto City Staff that made it possible to do this in 10th St Plaza.

Rockin’ Holiday will be back on December 7, 2019! Hopefully you like twinkle lights over 10th St the rest of the year and we are already working on some new surprises for next year.
Thank you Modesto.
Check out www.facebook.com/rockinholiday to see photos from this fun event.

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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.