Tree & Menorah Lighting Celebrations


Festival of Lights, December 11, 11:30am-2pm, Hanukkah Party Celebration including food, arts & crafts, and more, Marin Osher JCC, San Rafael.

Light Up The Night, December 25, 5pm, enjoy latkes, donuts, music and a raffle, Chabad of Novato, Whole Foods, Novato.

Bill Graham Menorah Project, December 24 First Lightening, December 25 26 Klezmer Music, games, and more, San Francisco.



Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland, November 25-26, Light parade is at 5:30pm, San Rafael.

Tiburon Holiday Festival, December 3, Visits with Santa, Roasted Chestnuts, Gingerbread House Decorating, 3 sessions, Tree Lighting Ceremony 6pm.

Novato Tree Lighting, 4:30pm, December 3, City Hall, Novato.

Winterfest, 11am-6pm, December 4, music, food, and snow, followed by a lighting of the trees, Downtown Mill Valley.

San Anselmo Holiday Lighting Ceremony, 5-6:30pm, December 3, Imagination Park, 535 San Anselmo Ave.


McLaren Lodge Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 1, 4-8pm, Golden Gate Park, train rides for the kids, live entertainment and a visit from Santa, Golden Gate Park.

The Ritz-Carlton, December 1, 5:30-7:30pm, 40-foot holiday tree outside the hotel is illuminated by Santa Claus and his little helper from the Make-A-Wishยฎ Greater Bay Area. Hosted by KRON Channel 4 anchor Vicki Liviakis, this annual tree lighting ceremony begins with Dickens-era costumed carolers and trumpeters performing holiday favorites throughout the hotel while guests and locals alike enjoy holiday beverages and treats. After the ceremony, children are invited to take photos and visit with Santa. #RCMemories 

Pier 39's Tree Lighting Ceremony, November 19. feature live entertainment performing seasonal favorites. Bring the whole family to sing, shop and swoon at the 60โ€™ tree. PIER 39โ€™s majestic tree, adorned with glistening ornaments, bows and twinkling lights will be lit at approximately 6:00 pm in the Entrance Plaza.

Union Square Tree Lighting Ceremony (Macy's 24th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony) is on November 25, festivities begin at 6pm with the tree lighting scheduled for 6:40pm. Get to Union Square early for the best spot. 

555 California Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, November 29, 5-6:30pm.

Holiday Lights: Community Tree Lighting, December 2, 5:30-7pm, with free holiday craft activities for kids and caroling from the Golden Gate Carolers. Corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Funston Avenue, Main Post, Presidio, San Francisco.


Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Skating Exhibition, free tickets are required to attend, contact the museum for more information, December 5, 6:30โ€“10 pm, Snoopy's Home Ice, Santa Rosa.

Petaluma Light Up a Life Tree Lighting, December 2, 7โ€“8 pm, Center Park, 21 Petaluma Boulevard, Petaluma.

Lighting of the Snowmen, December 3, 4-8 pm, CornerStone, Sonoma.