downtown fresno

The 86th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade

Venue: Downtown Fresno Partnership The Downtown Fresno Partnership is defined as a Property-based Business Improvement District (PBID).   California State Law defines PBIDs in the California Streets and Highways code 36600 as a property and business owner collaborative forming a partnership between the public and private sector organized for the improvement of a specific commercial area.  In this structure, the property owners determine the boundaries of the PBID and how much they are willing to spend to allow for the services they desire in the district. A PBID provides services over and above those provided by the city. A PBID is governed by a private non-profit corporation made up of the property owners. All funds raised are returned to the private non-profit corporation governing the district, which is responsible for managing the district and delivering district services. PBIDs have a defined life, which cannot exceed 5 years, pursuant to the PBID law. Property owner support is required for renewal and the formation process must be followed.  The Downtown Fresno Partnership was established on January 1, 2011 and will be undergoing the renewal process in 2015.

Christmas Around the World

When: Saturday, December 5, 2015 • 11:00 am
Your chance to join a longstanding Fresno tradition returns! The 86th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade travels a new route this year passing many of our city’s icons.
Fresno’s rich cultural diversity lends to this year’s theme as we celebrate “Christmas Around the World.” We expect this event to reflect those traditions practiced near and far with your most creative and brightest parade entries yet!

Cash prizes will be awarded to the best entries and the parade takes place rain or shine (…or snow)!

Participant Packets are available now! Click here for all of the info you need to join in on the celebration of Christmas Around the World!

Interested in sponsoring this wonderful, family-friendly event? Sponsorship opportunities are available right here. Be part of the magic of this annual Christmas tradition!