No town does December like Discovery Bay, California. The smallest of towns goes the biggest on Christmas. Three lighted parades fill the first three Saturdays of every December.
First Saturday (Dec. 4): The Discovery Bay Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting Ceremony:
Northern California’s first Parade of Lights started right here in Discovery Bay and is now in its 19th year. Our small town draws thousands of spectators for this spectacular parade and thousands more enjoy the live stream video on the Delta Sun Times and Discovery Bay Lions Club Facebook and YouTube pages. This year’s decorating theme is ‘Back to the Future’ – a nod to the 35-year-old movie classic, but also toward the promise of the future ahead.
Tree Lighting Ceremony: Final fundraising efforts are underway for the new Community Christmas Tree, which will be lit immediately following the parade (details inside this issue).
Second Saturday (Dec. 11): The Discovery Bay Yacht Club (DBYC) Lighted Boat Parade.
The DBYC Lighted Boat Parade has been drawing holiday parties to discovery Bay waterfront homes for three decades.
Third Saturday (Dec. 18): The Willow Lake Lighted Boat Parade
This annual parade can only be seen from the homes situated up Willow Lake, in the heart of Discovery Bay. An all-electric boat parade, these small vessels nonetheless stun spectators with their creativity.
Details and maps for each joyous event are attached.