Santa Rosa, CA
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Rosa, CA
Contact: Tiah Foley
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Winter Lights, downtown Santa Rosa’s annual tree lighting event, brings the community together to celebrate the holidays with activities for all ages. This is a free event for the whole community, but you can RSVP and invite your friends & family on Facebook:
Santa arrives with First Responder Heroes
The evening starts with the arrival of Santa Claus on top of a fire truck. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, everyone’s invited to have their picture taken with Santa in the City of Santa Rosa’s Out There Welcome Wagon.
Local eats and sips
There will be delicious food and beverages from local hot spots and food trucks, including beer and wine for the grown-ups and free hot chocolate and cookies for the kiddos.
Ornament painting, a bouncy jump house, face painting, live performances … there’s a lot see and do before the main event.
Ceremonies of gratitude and celebration
The Downtown Tree Lighting has become a time to celebrate the strength of our community, and the Gratitude Candle Lighting ceremony is an opportunity to extend our thankfulness, for family & friends and those who worked heroically to ensure our safety during the recent crises. Over 30 years ago, Sutter Care at Home began the person-to-person candle lighting tradition - this year the candle lighting will symbolize a moment of reflection to honor those present and past for whom we are grateful. After all the candles are lit, the countdown begins to illuminate the grand tree with thousands of color-changing LED lights.
This beloved celebration is traditionally held on the Friday after Thanksgiving in Courthouse Square, and is free and open to the public.
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