The San Rafael 41st Annual Parade of Lights and Holiday Festival***CANCELLED*** | Kids Out and About San Francisco

The San Rafael 41st Annual Parade of Lights and Holiday Festival***CANCELLED***

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Festival. In its 41st year, this event has become a well known San Francisco Bay Area Favorite. Join us to be part of this Holiday Tradition the day after Thanksgiving. The event will feature 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. Clause, and all of their friends, right after.

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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.

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Parking Information: 

The City of San Rafael will once again contribute to the holiday cheer by providing our downtown merchants the opportunity to give their customers 3 hours of free parking. Parking is available in the two city garages located on 3rd and A and 3rd and C Streets. To assist the West End Village, parking meters in the lot located at 1550 4th Street will also be provided 3 hours free parking. The program will run from Thanksgiving Day through December 31st. Please review the Downtown Parking Guide in the Applications drop down menu.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


P.O. Box 151017
San Rafael, CA, 94915
United States
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