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Archived News Release from 2005

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Family Fun Downtown This Saturday at Redwood City’s Hometown Holidays Celebration!

Redwood City, CA - November 29 , 2005 - Parents and children, grandparents and grandkids, and the entire community are invited to celebrate the holidays Redwood City style at Hometown Holidays! It’s happening downtown this Saturday, December 3rd starting at 10 am – everyone can enjoy a day-long event filled with fabulous activities and fun.

This free family celebration includes:

  • a special holiday boutique
  • a “Discover Downtown” holiday walk
  • the incredible, kid-pleasing snow play area
  • an ice sculpture demo and display
  • live music
  • Santa himself
  • the traditional children’s holiday parade
  • non-profit booths and displays
  • the annual City Hall tree lighting and famous evening holiday fireworks spectacular

And as if that wasn’t enough, Caltrain’s Trains for Tots toy collection train will arrive at the Sequoia Station train platform at about 6:15, with all its unique festive appointments and 40,000 holiday lights, ready to take your new unwrapped donated toys for needy kids.

All of the details are available at, including a map of the day’s festivities, or call the Hometown Holidays Hotline at (650) 361-0538. It’s all happening this Saturday, rain or shine!

Want to be a part of making Hometown Holidays a great success? Consider volunteering for a few hours and you’ll be helping to bring holiday joy to the families of Redwood City. Call (650) 364-4030 to volunteer to be a part of the festivities!

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs education, City government, and local business.


Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager
(650) 780-7300

Maria Martinucci
Hometown Holidays Publicity Chair
(650) 868-3359

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