The Mad Hatter Holiday Festival attracts thousands to the historic downtown district with its Mad Hatter Parade and fire-shooting Wonderland recreations that turns the city into a fantasy world for children and adults alike!
VALLEJO, CA, August 30, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Every year there are acclaimed Burning Man sculptures surrounding the Festival as well as participating in the Mad Hatter Holiday Parade as SOMA, which was created for the 2009 Burning Man event, an interactive stainless steel sculpture with 97 LED Lights by the Flaming Lotus Girls and Mahtusa, a Giant Mechanical Squid by Nevada sculptor, Barry Crawford (a hand crafted lighted robotic giant that flexes its mechanical tentacles and movements).
This year's Grand Marshal is Roy Rogers, one of the premiere slide guitar players in the world with over 20 recordings to his credit and eight Grammy nominations for producing, recording and as a songwriter. He has collaborated with many renowned artists including John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana and Sammy Hagar among many others. He is known world-wide for his talent and continues to tour with his band The Delta Rhythm Kings. The Hatter's honorary community grand marshal organization is S.O.C.K. supporting our cancer kids: Amanda Ferron's son diagnosed with Leukemia said that she was touched by all S.O.C.K. does for their little cancer warriors.
The Mad Hatter Holiday Parade also offers romantic classical moments as well with the fully uniformed CAL Maritime Cadets and their beautifully dressed partners waltzing in the parade. Award winning high school marching bands and Color Guard each year wow the spectators with their outstanding choreographed holiday performance. Vallejo's schools shine brightly as they march down the tree lighted streets of Wonderland in Vallejo's historic district.
There are iconic characters that appear out of the rabbit hole to be in the parade and festival from Star Wars as well as from the Hatter's Tea Party including the celebrated Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Lion King and other famed movie and comic book heroes that come out of the rabbit hole to Vallejo's Wonderland.
The Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, Parade & Tree Lighting is held Saturday, December 2, 2017.