Transit & the Christmas Parade
On Friday, 12/2/22, the 43rd Annual Christmas Parade will take place in Downtown Turlock. The parade starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. and last entry is expected to turn onto Main St. around 7:30 p.m.
Due to road closures associated with the event, as well as heavy traffic congestion in the area, drivers may find it difficult to travel in the downtown area in the afternoon/evening hours, as well as find a parking spot.
Turlock Transit has a solution. We will continue to provide free, fixed route service (Route 4) all day between the Transit Center and the bus stop at E. Canal Dr. & Main St., near the start of the parade. Since special event road closures won't allow for the bus to complete it's normal route, it will deviate along Main St. and return to the regular route at Colorado Ave.
Transit staff has coordinated with City event and police personnel to ensure priority transit access near the parade. This will ensure you get to where you need to go with minimal delays.
Buses will operate every 30-35 minutes. Service will be extended an extra hour and will end at 10:00 p.m. The last bus will depart this bus stop at 9:10 p.m. Passengers that need to transfer to another bus as part of their return trip home are strongly encouraged to be at the bus stop no later than 9:10 p.m.
Due to the joint, free-fare promotion with StanRTA in December, all passengers can ride for free.
Be on the lookout for the specially decorated Turlock Transit bus in the parade!
For more general information on this special event, please visit the City of Turlock's Christmas Parade webpage.
Service Alerts for Fri., 12/1/23
Route 4: Due to road closures in effect for the Christmas Parade, Route 4 will operate on a deviated route and multiple stops will be closed after 4:10 p.m. See the diagram above for more information.
Route 5: Due to road closures in effect for the Christmas Parade, there will be no service on Route 5 after 4:10 p.m. See the diagram above for more information.
All Other Routes: Routes 1, 2, 3 and 6 will run until 10:00 p.m. on this night only. The last buses leave the Transit Center at 9:30 p.m.
If you need to make a critical transportation trip during this time, please call (209) 668-5600 for our curb-to-curb On-Demand service. Service will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Will requests can be made on-demand, advance reservations are encouraged to guarantee your trip.