San Rafael Parade of Lights

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November 27, 2022

Step right into a holiday extravaganza at the San Rafael Parade of Lights. Complete with beautifully decorated tunnels, illuminated trees blanketed with snow, and exciting activities, there’s a bevy of entertainment to keep everyone busy until the most-awaited parade in the afternoon.

Go sledding, shop for arts and crafts, or simply gaze at the enchanting lights. When it comes to Christmas celebrations, San Rafael goes above and beyond. Plus, there will be a tree lighting ceremony participated by Santa Claus and the mayor of the city. So, bundle up and bring the family to this decade-old winter festival.


San Rafael Parade of Lights happens in November 2022. The official dates will be announced later. Check back on this page for more information.

Related Post: San Francisco Christmas: How to Spend a Holiday by the Bay


Located in the Downtown San Rafael Arts District.


This event is free and open to the public.

Covid-19 Information

Attendees are not required to wear face coverings but are recommended when social distancing is impossible.

Other Attractions in San Francisco

Make your way to the Bay! After getting into holiday cheer in San Rafael, extend the fun in SF by visiting other attractions:

Experience the San Rafael Parade of Lights

Fancy a stunning Christmas celebration? San Rafael Parade of Lights won’t disappoint. This annual festival transforms the city into a classic storybook with its illuminating ornaments and fairy tale atmosphere.

Related Post: 7 Best Streets to View Christmas Lights in San Francisco

Watch the traditional parade of lights, join the tree lighting ceremony with Santa, and cross off your gift list at the marketplace. Young ones can enjoy the fair’s attractions like mini carnival rides and face-painting. Come to this event where magical moments happen.

Also, you can make a vacation out of your trip with a San Francisco package.


Downtown San Rafael Arts District
San Rafael, CA United States + Google Map

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