Attend the Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland

October 15, 2018
Category: Things To Do

San Francisco is an amazing city in California that is celebrated for its individuality. Not only does this unique coastal city carry with it a great deal of historical value, which can be seen and observed in the Golden Gate Park and the Golden Gate Bridge, but it also it the center of most events and festivals in the state. This city is home to some of the most renowned celebrations in the nation, one of which is the Parade of Light and Winter Wonderland. 

About the Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland

The Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland is an annual festival which has been hosted in San Francisco for thirty-nine years now. This grand parade lasts over the expanse of two days and involves a plethora of events and activities, including a boutique shopping experience, live entertainment, and much more.

One of the more popular events held at this Parade is the snow sledding. Not only is this activity free to participate in, but it is also a fun way to release your inner child while celebrating the season. There are plenty of activities like this designed specifically for children that are also free of charge, and there will be a Santa available for those vacationing with the little ones. Arts and crafts events will be held periodically throughout this festivity, allowing everyone to bond in a fun and creative way. 

The Parade is, in itself, a spectacle. Not only will the streets be strung with bright and festive lights, but the floats grow more and more astounding as the years pass by. It will be here that you’ll be able to witness Santa and Mrs. Clause can be seen gliding through the streets, leading up to the grand tree lighting ceremony. 

The Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland typically begin every year on November 23rd and last until the 24th, starting at 5:30 p.m. This parade is held in Downtown San Rafael, which is only a short drive from San Francisco. Entry into this event has always been absolutely free. 

Stay at Marina Inn San Francisco

While attending the Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderful, enjoy your stay at the Marina Inn San Francisco. Located conveniently within the area of the hotel, the Marina Inn San Francisco offers the best rates when you book directly at