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The San Rafael 31st Annual Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland is November 26th and 27th


Downtown San Rafael will once again be “snowed in” when it hosts the annual holiday Parade and Winter Wonderland celebration. In its 31st 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.

This event is attended by people from all over Marin County with its very “local” feel and it is known as a great destination for people of all ages. The event starts at noon on Friday, November 26th with over 40 tons of snow placed on A Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets designed for young kids to experience free snow sledding. Other kids activities included Inflatable jump houses and mechanical rides. The Holiday Marketplace begins at 3 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. The Parade itself begins is at 5:30 PM at the E and Fourth Streets and travels Eastbound down Fourth Street to the Plaza.

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.

Schedule of Activities:

Friday, November 26th 2010
• Snow Sledding at Noon – 8:00pm (Kids only- measured by a height restriction)
• Marketplace 3:00-8:00pm
• Parade at 5:30 PM

Saturday, November 27th, 2010
• Snow & Kids’ Activities 9:00 AM - Noon

Over thirty five exhibitors, merchants, sponsors and restaurants will be participating and

the entire event is free to the public and occurs the day after Thanksgiving, one of the biggest shopping days of the year with unusual one of kind crafts and gifts from local artisans. This year’s exhibitors, artists, restaurants and sponsors include: Craftionistas, Fired Up!, My Sister’s Closet, Kewish Designs, Bundles & Baubles, Allure in Style, 108 Petals, India Blue Jewels, PTs Crafts, Sweet Delights, Mainstreet Food Concessions, Ultimate Souvlaki, Aunt Betty’s Corn Dogs, Fairy Dust Faces, Raw Talents, Singers Marin, Ride the Ducks, ANG/SF Chronicle, SBC Radio/Alice and KOFY-TV.

The event is produced by Steven Restivo Event Services, LLC for the San Rafael Business Improvement District.

For parking and transportation needs visit For more information about the event call 800-310-6563 or visit or For press inquiries contact Sandra Evans or 415 887 9230.

Press Inquiries:

Sandra Evans
PR Manager
Steven Restivo Event Services, LLC
& Associates
Tel 415 887 9230



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