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 more of the Mad Hatter activities are held for several weekends with tea parties and holiday performances: the Naval Museum hosts the Hatter’s Tea with Teddy at the museum, The Empress Theater hosts pictures with Santa in the afternoon and the Mad Hatter’s after party with The Tasmanian Devils and The Edge Reunion. Many other merchants and artists galleries are engaged with holiday shows and tea parties during the Festival. Another highlight is the popular Grand Victorian Homes Tour on Sunday, December 10, 2017 in Vallejo, CA., in Vallejo’s designated historic home district.

Wonderland Festival Activities begins at 2:00 p.m. in Unity Plaza, downtown Vallejo
Mad Hatter Parade starts at 4:30 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m.
Lighted Boat Parade starts at 6:30 p.m.
Empress Theater Mad Hatter After Party starts at 8:00 p.m.

Award winning Burning Man Fire Shooting mutant vehicle creations of horses, dragons, snails and ponies light-up Vallejo’s downtown streets in the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival.

There are also decorated marching bands and dancing Maritime Academy Cadets gracing the downtown in the parade (our very own “March of the Wooden Soldiers”), and attendees donned with top hats and Victorian attire come in droves to celebrate Wonderland once again where the Mad Hatter rules.

There is Chester the Firing Pony, the robotic Rhino Redemption, R2D2 droids roaming about along with Darth Vader and other Star War characters taking the parade to Galactic Empires as well as dancing horses and multi-colored sparkling contraptions of wonderment.

In addition, many of the downtown merchants, Victorian home owners, galleries, eateries, besides the theater and museum all participate with Wonderland surprises throughout the month of December.

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For more information contact: Frank Malifrando, 415-533-1522

Hyperion Community Partners LLC produces in partnership with the City of Vallejo, The Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, Parade & Tree Lighting and the Mad Hatter July 4th Waterfront Festival that attracts over 10,000 attendees enjoying a Wonderland mix of creative entertainment plus the most unusual attractions for children and adults with live entertainment, carnival rides, an artisan beer and wine tasting garden, colorful cultural performances, and zany parades.

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