Santa enjoys a ride down Main Street during Quincy Sparkle before disembarking to hear the requests of the seemingly endless line of children. Photo by Debra Moore

Quincy Sparkle lights up the holiday season

The ice and cold didn’t deter locals from turning out for the annual Christmas celebration Quincy Sparkle on Friday evening, Dec. 2. Both sides of Main Street were lined with families and friends eager to celebrate the holiday. Local businesses opened their doors with treats and early shopping opportunities while local organizations and nonprofits sold hot chocolate, cookies and more to raise money for their activities. Performers entertained the crowd, the light parade made two passes through town, Santa greeted youngsters and the young of heart and the tree was lit. Christmas is officially underway in Quincy. Following are a few photos from the festive evening.

Waiting in anticipation for the start of the light parade. Photo by Debra Moore
Sierra Pacific Industries participates in the annual Quincy Sparkle light parade. Photo by Debra Moore
Plumas Unified School District used the light parade to offer a job opportunity. Photo by Debra Moore
From left: Casey Nunn, Breckin Story and Kyle Wilson are selling snacks to purchase a new play structure for the Feather River College Child Development Center. Photo by Debra Moore
Always one of the most popular stops during Sparkle is the Toy Store. Even though it was below freezing outside, owner Matt Kitchens found himself serving up lots of ice cream. Photo by Debra Moore
As has become tradition, Quincy Provisions (Carey Candy/Bell Lane Baked Goods) really put the sparkle in the Quincy Sparkle. From left Chloe Copeland, Christoper Gaton and Alyssa Hernandez serve up the treats and coffees. Photo by Debra Moore
After the crowd counts down from 10, the Christmas tree is lit. Photo by Debra Moore
The patio at Sweet Lorraine’s provided the perfect place to warm up and enjoy a tasty treat. Photo by Debra Moore
The California Highway Patrol led the parade through downtown Quincy during the 2022 Quincy Sparkle. Photo by Debra Moore