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2019 Winter Spectacular: Snow Day, Light Show & Parade | Redwood City

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Saturday, December 7, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. There is a charge for rides and food vendors.

Downtown Redwood City | Broadway and Hamilton, Redwood City, CA


The annual Children’s Festival and Light Show in downtown Redwood City features a parade, musical performances, entertainment, real snow to play in, carnival rides, Santa Claus and more.

2019 Winter Festival | Redwood City
Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 10 am to 8 pm
Downtown Redwood City
FREE (There is a charge for rides and food vendors)

Each year, on the first Saturday of December, Redwood City’s Downtown throws a party in celebration of the holiday season. They have a parade, entertainment, snow and Santa Claus. Bring the little ones and watch the tree lighting in Courthouse Square followed by the Caltrain Holiday Train.

2019 Activities

– Traditional children’s holiday parade
– Free admission to the San Mateo County History Museum
– An incredible, kid-pleasing snow play area
– Live Holiday Entertainment
– Complimentary Santa Claus Photos in the History Museum from 10am to 3:30pm
– Carnival Rides*
– Craft Vendors: the public can enjoy shopping under a big protected tent or on the street
– Food Vendors, bringing delicious local offerings on Middlefield Road*
– Annual City Hall Tree Lighting on the corner of Hamilton and Broadway at 5:45pm
– Caltrain’s Holiday Train toy collection train, arrives at Redwood City’s Sequoia Station train platform at approximately 6:10pm. Glowing with thousands of lights and holiday decorations, the Holiday Train arrives with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Frosty and the gang. Bring a new, unwrapped gift to donate to the Holiday Train Toy Drive.

2019 Full Schedule:

  • 10:00 – 10:25 am Sequoia High School Band
  • 10:40 – 11:05 am Dance Expressions
  • 11:10 – 11:35 am The Riekestra
  • 11:40 am – 12:05 pm Woodside High School String Orchestra
  • 12:15 – 12:40 pm Woodside High School Jazz Band
  • 12:50 -1:15 pm Woodside High School Jazz Combo & Vocal Ensemble
  • 1:25 – 1:50 pm Menlo Choral
  • 2:00 – 2:25 pm Ballet America
  • 2:25-2:35 pm Verenice, Vocal Performance
  • 2:35 – 3:00 pm Peninsula Ballet Theatre
  • 3:00-3:10 pm Teddy, Vocal Performance
  • 3:10 – 3:35 pm Kirkpatrick’s School of Dance
  • 3:35-3:45 pm Ryann, Vocal Performance
  • 3:45 – 4:10 pm Studio S Broadway
  • 4:10-4:30 pm Sergio Calderon (local youth star)
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm Hometown Holidays parade down Broadway
  • 5:45 – 6:00 pm Holiday Tree lighting in Courthouse Square
  • 6:00 – 6:40 pm Woodside High School Marching Band
  • 6:50 – 7:15 pm Arthur Murray
  • 7:25 – 7:45 pm Stanford Harmonics

Please note, unfortunately, there will not be any fireworks in 2019.


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Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. There is a charge for rides and food vendors.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, Fun & Games, Holidays, Kids & Families, Peninsula, Snow Days, Tree Lightings & Holiday Festivities
Address: Broadway and Hamilton, Redwood City, CA

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