San Rafael’s 33rd Annual Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland


By L Chin

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

November 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM

November 24, 2012 at 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Location: Fourth Street ~ A Street to Lootens 
San Rafael, CA


Event Description

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 33rd 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.

Friday, November 23rd, 2012
Snow Sledding Noon to 4:30 PM &
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Marketplace Noon to 8:00 PM
Parade at 5:30 PM

Saturday, November 24th, 2012
Snow & Kids' activities 9:00 AM to Noon

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 occurs 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.
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