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2012 Winter Wonderland & Parade of Lights | San Rafael

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Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Downtown San Rafael | Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA

Event Details

2019 Winter Wonderland, Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting | San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 40th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, and one of the largest holiday parades in the Bay Area.

No snow or sledding for 2019:  The event promoters are sorry to report that due to weather changes and a lack of funding to create the Snow Hill, they are not able to offer the snow sledding in 2019. They will be offering a variety of new activities in its place for kids of all ages.

There will have all the traditional activities such as the Holiday Marketplace from noon to 8 pm, The Parade of Lights at 5:30 pm, The Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:00 pm in the City Plaza and of course the meet and greet with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and all of their friends, right after.

The event is attended by people from all over the Bay Area. It also enjoys a very local feel and is known as a great destination for people.

The event 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.

The San Rafael 40th Annual Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland
Friday, November 29, 2019

  • Marketplace and Multiple Kids Activities ~ Noon to 8:00 PM
  • Parade at 5:30 PM
  • Tree Lighting and visit with Santa, Mrs Claus and Elves from 6 pm to 8 pm in City PlazaPlease note that the event will happen on November 29th only, and no longer on November 30th as previously stated in the post.


Saturday, November 24th, 2012
Snow sledding & kids’ activities, 9am to Noon

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, Fun & Games, Kids & Families, North Bay, Shopping & Fashion
Address: Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA