Holiday Lighting Ceremony


2023 Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Imagination Park, 535 San Anselmo Avenue

Saturday, December 2nd at 5:00 pm (Train rides begin at 4pm)

The San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce and the Town of San Anselmo are thrilled to be bringing back a night of magic and whimsy on the Avenue. Please join us at Imagination Park at 5:00pm on December 2nd to really get yourself in the holiday spirit. Besides the lighting itself, there are free refreshments - free cocoa and cookies, opening ceremony by the Pack 50 Cub scouts, seasonal music with the Archie Williams Jazz Band, free train rides, and selfies with the man himself from the North Pole. Please don't be late as Santa arrives promptly at the beginning of the event! This is a magical and old-fashioned event for ALL AGES that you do not want to miss!

For the second year in a row an electric trackless train adorned with festive lights will be taking people on free rides up and down the Avenue from 4:00-7:30pm.

A big thank you to the 2023 sponsors: Creekside Pizza, Taco Jane’s, San Anselmo Inn, Comforts Cafe, Harvest Wealth Management, Kris Kelson - State Farm Insurance, See Saw Consignment, United Markets, Marin Coffee Roasters, and Wink Optics.

In conjunction with the Tree Lighting, San Anselmo Avenue will be closed (from Tunstead to Tamalpais) to traffic from 3:00-8:00pm on December 2nd. Before or after stopping by to see Santa, we encourage you to do some local holiday shopping and then stop off at one of our delectable downtown eateries to fill your belly. Let’s shop local and be merry together!

If the event is cancelled due to HEAVEY RAIN OR BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS, please visit this page after 1:00pm on Saturday, December 2nd for a status update.

If you have any questions or for more details, please e-mail or call us at 415-258-4640