San Rafael, CA

The San Rafael 38th Annual Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland

Friday, November 24, 2017
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
Fourth Street ~ B Street to Lootens  San Rafael, CA

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Snow & Kids’ activities 9:00 AM to Noon
A Street ~ Fourth to Fifth

* In case of rain, snow activities may be suspended if we feel the snow sledding is a public safety issue.

RSVP, invite your friends & share!


Participant Exhibitor Type Space #
GYMGUYS- Marin County Small Commercial Business 02-04
LuLa Roe Michelle Martinez Wholesale/Importer Artist 06
Community Action Marin/Energy Upgrade CA Non Profit 07
Small Business Majority Non Profit 09
Taha Jewelry Wholesale/Importer Artist 11
Hansen Trading Co Wholesale/Importer Artist 12
Elite Life California Wholesale/Importer Artist 14
Cielito Lindo Wholesale/Importer Artist 16
Tropical Wood Expressions Handmade Artist 18
Tibet Collection Merchant 20
Diamond Certified (American Ratings Corporation) Sponsor 21
Clementine The Amazing Handmade Artist 22
Babushka Art Wholesale/Importer Artist 23
Welk Resorts Sponsor 24
Renewal by Andersen Bay Area Sponsor 25
Blue Waters Marketing Sponsor 26
JuneStones Handmade Artist 27
Pansy Creations by Julia  Handmade Artist 28
SolarCity Sponsor 31
Alejandro’s Trade Wholesale/Importer Artist 32
Multiple Threads Handmade Artist 33
Farm Fresh To You Sponsor 35
Illistine’s Crochet Boutique Handmade Artist 36
Wholeself Health Small Commercial Business 37
Wooly Buns Handmade Artist 40
Asian Art Foundation Non Profit 41
Trenique Creations Handmade Artist 42  Small Commercial Business 43
Celebration Toyz Handmade Artist 44
Damsel in Defense Wholesale/Importer Artist 45
Namaste Merchant 46 Handmade Artist 47
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Sponsor 49
Fun & Game Rentals Kids Activities 4th & Lootens
Mama Kauai Handmade Artist 51
Jubilee Jumps Kids Activities A Street
PlanetXone Kids Activities A Street
Crab Fiesta, LLC Food Vendor F1
M+M Vending “Lucky Pop Kettle Corn” Food Vendor F2
Endless Summer Sweets Food Vendor F3
Kona Ice of North Marin Food Truck F4
Tan Bella Parade merchant
Mill Valley Massage Merchant logo only
Singers Marin Parade parade
Golden Gate Transit Parade parade
Marin Jewelers Guild Parade parade
Classic Cable Cars Parade parade
Love2Dance Parade parade
Peter Levi Plumbing Parade parade
Marin County 4-H Clubs Parade parade
Kaia FIT San Rafael Parade parade
Girl Scout Troop #32826 Parade parade
Luis on Stilts Parade parade
Outer Rim Brigade Parade parade
Ghilotti Brothers Parade parade
Dance with Sherry Studio Parade parade
Saint Raphael School Parade parade


Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 38th 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.

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 of all ages. The event starts at noon with free snow sledding and kids’ activities and a Holiday Marketplace. The Parade begins at 5:30 PM.

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 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.



  • Sleds provided at snow hill- no need to bring your own
  • Must be 15 and younger and be able to ride alone
  • Parents cannot ride with child
  • Sledding hill only, no snow play area


To request accommodations for persons with disabilities or if you have communication needs such as large print, braille or sign language interpreters, please call 1-800-310-6563 or fax us at 415-456-6436 at least three weeks prior to the event.

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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.




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