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San Rafael Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland

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

Nov 24 - 25 2017
San Rafael Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland

A day of holiday cheer and activities for all to enjoy!

Brrr! Snow returns to Marin and sets the tone for winter fun at the annual San Rafael Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland holiday celebration.

Located on Fourth Street between B Street and Lootens in Downtown San Rafael, the celebration features a Holiday Marketplace with unique arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, the beloved snow-sledding hill, a tree lighting ceremony, and the celebrated Parade of Lights with Santa and his friends – one of the largest holiday parades in the Bay Area.

An annual Bay Area tradition, this free event brings together those near and far to celebrate and ignite the holiday spirit. The festivities begin at noon on Friday, November 24th when a sledding hill with over 40 tons of snow is constructed on A Street between Fourth Street and Fifth Avenue in San Rafael.

The sledding continues on Saturday, November 25 from 9am to noon (or until snow is no longer safe).


  • 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

See website for more information, and to donate.


Free, donations accepted

Contact: 800-310-6563

    Official Website

Additional time info:

Friday, November 24, 2017
Snow Sledding:  Noon to 4:30 PM  &  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Marketplace:  Noon to 8:00 PM
Parade:  5:30 PM
Fourth Street ~ B Street to Lootens  San Rafael, CA

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Snow & Kids’ activities:  9:00 AM to Noon
A Street ~ Fourth to Fifth

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



Downtown San Rafael

4th Street and A Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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