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San Rafael Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland

Presented by Steven Restivo Event Services at Downtown, San Rafael CA

Nov 23 - 24 2018
San Rafael Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland

39th Annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland.

In its 39th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, free snow sledding, and one of the largest Holiday Parades in the Bay Area.

The event starts Friday at Noon with free snow sledding and kids’ activities and a Holiday Marketplace. The Parade begins at 5:30 pm.

Following the Parade:  Santa, Ms. Claus and other costumed characters arrive with the Mayor of San Rafael to the center of town in the City Plaza to light the official Holiday Tree. Following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa and friends are available for a meet and greet with the kids.

The entire event is free to the public and takes place the day after Thanksgiving, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Don’t miss this great opportunity to take advantage of the Holiday shopping season.

Friday, November 23, Noon – 8:00 pm:
* Snow Sledding, Marketplace, Parade (5:30)
Location:  Fourth Street ~ B Street to Lootens  San Rafael, CA

Saturday, November 24, 9:00 am – Noon:
* Snow & Kids’ activities
Location:  A Street ~ Fourth to Fifth


  • Sleds provided at snow hill – no need to bring your own
  • Must be 15 and younger and be able to ride alone
  • Parents cannot ride with child
  • Sledding hill only, no snow play area

* In case of rain, snow activities may be suspended if we feel the snow sledding is a public safety issue.



Contact: 800-310-6563

    Official Website

Additional time info:

Friday, November 23:  Noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 24:  9:00 am – Noon



San Rafael, CA 94901

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