Pleasant Hill's 'Light Up the Night' to Sparkle Amid Street Shutdowns

Pleasant Hill's 'Light Up the Night' to Sparkle Amid Street ShutdownsSource: Pleasant Hill Police Department
Eileen Vargas
Published on December 01, 2023

The suburban streets of Pleasant Hill will soon be awash in festive glow as the city readies to rally its community for the annual "Light up the Night" extravaganza this Saturday, December 2nd. In a citywide alert, residents and visitors have been given the heads-up about street closures that will commence to make way for holiday cheer. Crescent Drive is preparing to add a new façade from Contra Costa Blvd. to Crescent Plaza, transforming into a pedestrian's holiday haven.

The anticipated festivities mean Crescent Drive will be dramatically closed to traffic, commencing at 1:30 p.m. and expected to not reopen until the stroke of 10:00 p.m. Those intent on visiting local businesses or going on a shopping spree need not fret. Ample parking has been strategically ensured with easy access from Crescent Plaza or Trelany Road, and additional spaces patiently await in the parking structure lying opposite the Cinemark theater. The information was dropped like an early gift on the official Pleasant Hill Police Department Facebook page.

While the news of street closures might be met with mixed feelings, city officials are encouraging everyone to plan ahead to avoid any unnecessary frustration. "It's a temporary reimagining of our city landscape," said a Pleasant Hill spokesperson, highlighting the ephemeral nature of the disruption against the backdrop of community spirit and collective joy.

As Pleasant Hill illuminates under the December sky, the promise is clear: a slice of Yuletide magic is set to descend upon the neighborhood. With careful planning, city dwellers are sure to seamlessly navigate the transformed streets, ensuring they can take full advantage of the merriment.