Livermore Downtown Gears Up for Annual Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade Amid Street Closures and Safety Preparations

Livermore Downtown Gears Up for Annual Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade Amid Street Closures and Safety PreparationsSource: Livermore Downtown
Eileen Vargas
Published on November 16, 2023

The annual Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade returns to Livermore Downtown on December 2 at 6 p.m. to provide an evening of celebration and community spirit, ending with the tree lighting ceremony at Lizzie Fountain around 7:15 p.m.

Street closures begin at 3 p.m. on December 2 due to the parade route, causing limited access and parking in the downtown area, and readers will find it beneficial to consider these details.

The pertinent details of the street closures, spanning from South Livermore Ave to Third St and First St to South N St, inclusive of the adjoining cross streets, were provided by Livermore Downtown. The organizers have also arranged for special handicapped parking near the Bankhead Theater, ensuring accessibility for all attendees.

The community and visitors to Livermore are advised to observe the NO PARKING signs within the parade area. Any illegally parked vehicles could be removed and towed. Chairs placed in parking stalls before the street closures may be removed. To maintain ADA access, ensure chairs are positioned behind the pink crowd tape without obstructing sidewalks or damaging the landscape.

As the event begins, spectators should remember that they will not cross the street until the parade concludes. Parade goers who wish to secure prime seating near the announcing stages should note that cars parked in front of Panama Bay Coffee and Legacy at Livermore after 12 p.m. will be towed as the setup for the event starts.

Following the parade's conclusion, safety becomes the organizers' chief concern. Spectators and pedestrians are urged to wear high-visibility clothing and be cautious when leaving. Drivers should be mindful of slowing down and caring for families with children exiting the event, a reminder reinforced by Livermore Downtown.

Attendees are reminded to remember that public consumption of alcohol outside licensed patios and restaurants is illegal.