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Downtown Davis Holiday Celebration on Thursday, December 5, 2019


Downtown Davis Holiday Celebration on Thursday, December 5, 2019

The annual Candlelight Parade and Holiday Tree Lighting will take place on Thursday, December 5, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The community is invited to take part in one of Davis’ oldest community traditions which includes the children’s candlelight parade, the holiday tree lighting in the E Street Plaza, Santa and Mrs. Claus greeting guests, performances by local musical groups, horse-drawn carriage rides and free showings of “The Grinch” at the historic Varsity Theatre.

Parade: The annual Children’s Candlelight Parade has been sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op for over two decades. Parade participants will begin lining up at 5:30 p.m. at the Co-op at 620 G Street and the parade steps off at 6:00 p.m. following a Unitrans double decker bus and a historic fire engine. Walkers, strollers, wagons and decorated bicycles are welcome and festive holiday lights are encouraged.

It is recommended that participating families park in the free public parking structure behind the Signature Stadium 5 Theatres at 4th and G Streets. No parade parking is available in the Food Co-op parking lot on G Street.

Free candles with safety drip cups will be provided to children participating in the holiday parade courtesy of the Davis Food Co-op. Voluntary donations to the Wallace & Vannucci Women & Children’s Shelter will be gratefully accepted at the Food Co-op prior to the parade.

The parade will end at the E Street Plaza in downtown Davis. The holiday tree will be illuminated at 6:30 p.m. in E Street Plaza by members of the Davis City Council. The tree this year is sponsored by West Coast Arborists with additional […]

Downtown Davis Holiday Celebration on Thursday, December 5, 20192019-11-19T16:18:24-08:00

Ugly Sweater Contest in Downtown Davis

Come one, come all, and wear your favorite ugly holiday sweaters!

Davis Downtown is hosting it’s 5th annual Ugly Sweater Contest on Thursday, December 5th. Join us on the entertainment stage near E Street Plaza in downtown Davis at 6:3o PM and show us your best ugly sweater.

There is no need to keep that sweater hidden in the back of the closet; embarrassed by what your friends may think. Proudly share that sweater with a block-buster crowd of total stranger. You may just win one of three Davis Downtown Gift Cards.

What?! You don’t own an ugly sweater? Well, you can certainly make one. Your creativity may help you win.

Oh, be sure to bring your friends so they can help “vote” for your ugly sweater.

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Join us on Thursday, December 5th 2019, for a fun and exciting holiday evening in downtown Davis.

Contest Info

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 6:40pm (gather at 6:30pm next to the stage)
Location: Entertainment Stage near E Street Plaza


1st Place – $150 Davis Downtown Gift Card
2nd Place – $75 Davis Downtown Gift Card
3rd Place – $50 Davis Downtown Gift Card

Afterwards, all Ugly Sweater Contest participants are encouraged to have their photo taken at the Giggle and Riot photo booth located at the Hunt-Boyer Mansion, 604 Second Street. Photo booth hours are  6:30pm-8:30pm.

Ugly Sweater Contest and photo booth sponsored by Downtown Davis.

Ugly Sweater Contest in Downtown Davis2019-11-19T15:33:15-08:00

DBID Assessment November 19, 2019

City of Davis Regular Calendar

Item 7 (7:30)
Public Hearing: Downtown Business Improvement District (DBID) Annual Assessment Process (Assistant City Manager Ashley Feeney/Business Engagement Manager Sarah Worley)

  1. Consider any written or verbal protests on the intention to levy an annual assessment for the activities specified pursuant to the Parking and Business Improvement Area Law of 1989
  2. Accept the 2019 Davis Downtown Annual DBID Report and Davis Downtown FY 2020-2021 Summary Budget at the conclusion of the public hearing
  3. Approve Confirming Resolution Approving the 2019 DBID Report as Amended and Levying an Annual Assessment Known as the DBID Annual Assessment Fee for the Core Area Benefit Zone and Periphery Core Benefit Zone Pursuant to the Parking and Business Improvement Area Law of 1989 for Fiscal Year 2020-2021
  4. Approve Resolution Authorizing City Manager to Execute a DBID Administration Agreement for the Core Area and Periphery Benefit Zones
DBID Assessment November 19, 20192019-11-18T15:55:12-08:00