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Rockin Holiday Opens Dec 7

Rockin Holiday View
By Chris Murphy

It’s Rockin’ Holiday Time!
Rockin’ Holiday and the Rockin North Pole lights up 10th St Plaza from through December 21.

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! Even more exciting is the Rockin’ Snow experience that’s fun for kids of all ages. Sip your hot cocoa or your Irish Coffee, drink your Grinchtini, eat your Sugar Plums and make some classic Modesto memories while the amazing Rockin’ Tree delivers a light show. This free fun family holiday party is not one to miss!

The Rockin’ Tree features a new and brighter animated light show created by Brian Friend of Laser Voodoo that will be something to see! The Rockin’ Tree lighting happens on December 7th 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.

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 91st Division Band has a rich and distinguished history. They will be opening the show at our tree lighting extravaganza.
Rockin Holiday 2019 will feature great local music from:
December 12 – Ernie Bucio Big Band & Tiffany Rose & the Outlaw Hearts
December 13 – Blues Box Bayou Christmas Band
December 14 – Man Who Fell To Earth – Bowie Tribute
December 19 – Star Wars Premier – Jedi Lodgepole Pickers
December 20 – Highway 99 Band
December 21 – Tim Allen Band

Run in the Rockin’ Snow
Don’t forget to register for the Spirit of Giving Run on December 14, benefitting the City of Modesto Parks Youth Program. This fun run/walk will also feature a special event for kids as they chase the Grinch out of town and Rockin’ Snow will great the runners as they return in 10th St Plaza. Immediately following the run at 10:30, there will be a free showing of the Polar Express with a donation of canned food. Check in begins at 7:00 am

Rockin Holiday @ the Rockin North Pole
Dec 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
Free Pictures with Rockin’ Santa and Live Rockin’ Bands
The ModestoView Rockin’ Modesto Holiday FREE tree light shows 6-11 nightly.
Make sure you check for new and updated holiday info.

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, W. Stuart Steakhouse, The Downtown Events Group and Modesto Toyota with amazing support from Brian Friend Laser Voodoo, Matt Paine and Collins Electric, with Rockin’ support from the amazing people at the Downtown Modesto Partnership, Modesto DID, City of Modesto, Visit Modesto, Plink, Peace of Mind Pest Control, Patchcrew, Fores & Macko Attorneys, Fuzio, Ralston’s Goat, Graffiti Dogs, Brenden Theatre, Sammy D and T and more.



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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.