Unless there is some kind of change in the weather, the forecast asks for a rest in the rain for the joy of Tuesday night in the main lighting of the Christmas tree.
However, even if it rains, the festivities will continue as scheduled. As demonstrated last year, no amount of bad weather can stop the official start of the Vacaville holiday season.
Jennifer Hamilton, vice president of Merriment on Main, said the Board of Directors eagerly checked the weather every hour on Monday to make sure the sky was clear by Tuesday. So far, the forecasts looked promising.
"It seems that we will be lucky," he said.
As always, the entertainment of the main stage and the lighting of the trees will be carried out with rain or sun. However, Hamilton said that some of the entertainment reserved for the other stages may depend on the weather and the willingness of the artists to perform in it.
The artists currently scheduled for the interior of Theater DeVille at 308 Main St. include Anna Combs Johnson City of Vacaville Voice's studio from 4:50 to 5:35 p.m., Omni Dance Academy from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. and Will C. Wood High School Jazz Band from 6:40 to 7:25 p.m.
On the stage of Merchant and Dobbins streets, Markham Elementary Choir will sing from 4:50 to 5:20 pm, Irish dancers from Vacaville will perform from 5:25 to 6:15 pm, the Starbound Theater will perform from 6 : 40 to 7:15 pm and the Willis Jepson Middle School Folkloric Ballet is scheduled to perform from 7:20 to 7:50 pm
Vacaville trumpeter Thomas Molina will play two sets of festive jazz standards, one from 5 to 6:15 p.m. and another from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Maximum Fitness Parking Lot, 201 Main St. Over at the CreekWalk Stage next to the entrance to Andrews Park, the Vacaville High School jazz band will play from 6:40 to 7:30 pm, and their Drum Line ensemble will play from 7: 30 to 8 pm
Finally, Orpheus West Choir and North Bay Ringers will play from 6:40 to 8:30 p.m. in the Wasserman Travel corridor, 366 Merchant St .; Fellowship of the Ringers will play from 6:40 to 8:30 p.m. at the Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Ave .; and Alina's music studio will be presented from 6:40 to 8:30 p.m. outside the library of the town square, 1 town square
The schedule is subject to change without notice, and all presentations will stop briefly while the tree is on at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Merriment on Main will take place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night. This year's sponsors include The Reporter, NorthBay Health Care, the city of Vacaville, KUIC, Vacaville City Firefighters Charity Fund, Kaiser Permanente, Maximum Fitness, Summit Crane, Vacaville Opera House, Yin McDonald & # 39; s, Nugget Markets, Suihkonen CPAs and Consultants, Baumann & Associates, Photography by Crystal Lynn, Little Goat Social Marketing & Design and Vacaville Magazine. For more information, visit merrimentonmain.org or Facebook.com/merrimentonmainvacaville/.