Tree Lighting Events


Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting
A cherished holiday tradition enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors. The holiday season kicks off with the Holiday Open House at 6pm. Merchants keep their doors open until 9pm serving seasonal refreshments. At approximately 6:30pm at the foot of First Street the public can view the lighting of the Christmas tree and enjoy Kris Kringle & The Mistletones. Wine and beer station at Benicia Main Street, 90 First Street. Holiday carolers dressed in period costume and other local musicians add to the festivities.


Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festivities
The Fairfield Main Street Association invites you to enjoy an evening filled with the spirit of the holidays. This event will take place rain or shine. This fun and FREE event takes place on Friday, December 6th from 6:00pm to 8:30 pm. Activities begin at Jefferson and Texas Streets with the tree lighting taking place at 6:00pm. Texas Street will be closed from Union to Madison. Free parking is available along side streets and at various parking lots surrounding the event. The Matt Garcia Foundation returns with their Winter Wonderland activity area. While it may not be cold enough for real ice or real snow, families can enjoy carnival games, prizes, photo booth, crafts, and more. Toy donations and canned goods will be accepted for those in need this holiday season.


Mad Hatter Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting
This year celebrates the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, Parade & Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in the historic downtown of Vallejo. check for details.


Beyond Solano County:

American Canyon

Community Tree Lighting
December 6, 6:30-9pm

Bay Point

Holiday Tree Lighting
We are getting ready for the winter holidays here at the Ambrose Recreation & Park District! Our annual HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING will occur on Thursday, December 5th at 6pm.


Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, December 6 2019, 5:30-7:30-pm
Festivities start at 6pm and include music, singing and a visit from Santa Claus, followed at 7pm by the official lighting of the Christmas tree. Hot chocolate and cookie will be provided.  This free event is sponsored by the Brentwood Neighborhood Committee (BNC) and the City of Brentwood. Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane, Brentwood, CA, 94513. Click Here


Annual Tree Lighting, Caroling and Santa’s Arrival
Join us for the annual Christmas Tree lighting. Don’t miss the return of the horse drawn carriage rides* this year. Meet in The Grove for holiday carols and carriage rides* followed by the arrival of Santa Claus. The Mt. Diablo Elementary School second graders will lead the crowd in holiday carols. Donuts hole and apple cider will be served after the tree lighting. *We are requesting a canned food donation to ride the carriages this year.


City of Concord Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 7 2019, 4pm
Concord’s Official Tree-Lighting and Mayor’s Sing-Along. Santa’s Grand Arrival: 4pm. On-stage entertainment: 5pm. School choirs and community entertainment on stage with traditional tree-lighting and holiday sing-along; carriage rides by the Todos Santos Business Association.


Lighting of the Oak Tree
November 29, 5:15-8pm


Tree Lighting and Holiday Fun
November 30, 6-8pm

Pleasant Hill

Light up the Night in Downtown Pleasant Hill
Wednesday, November 20 on Crescent Drive, 5-8pm
Join Santa and others in lighting up Downtown Pleasant Hill for the holiday season. Holiday Crafts Fair, Carriage Rides, Caroling & local entertainment, free hot chocolate & cookies, merchant giveaways and lots more fun for all the family.

Walnut Creek

Holiday Parade of Lights, Open House & Tree Lighting
December 5, 2019, 5-9pm 
Broadway Plaza Street. The Broadway Plaza Holiday Parade of Lights has become an annual tradition for all in the community to enjoy! 5PM:  Community Musical Performances in the Event Plaza near Macy’s. 6PM:  Retailer and Sponsor Open House throughout the Plaza. 6:30PM:  Live Performance by The Rockin’ Mistletones at Main Stage in Broadway Plaza Street. 7PM:  Holiday Parade of Lights & Santa Arrival down Broadway Plaza Street. Immediately following the parade, Santa will light Broadway Plaza’s magical Christmas tree! Once the tree is lit, entertainment and the open house will continue for guests to enjoy as they stroll, shop and dance the night away.