California Christmas Parades

Colfax Christmas Parade of Lights

December 10, 2022, 7 p.m.

Colfax Winterfest December 10, 2022, 12-8 p.m.

Downtown Colfax

Annual Winterfest Light Parade starts on Mill Street. Parade of Lights is a free, home-style parade with community spirit abundant. The parade is part of an entire evening of celebrating with a blazing Bonfire, Vendor Booths, the Annual Tree Lighting, visit with Santa and a Fireworks Spectacular!

PARADE OF LIGHTS is sponsored by the Colfax Chamber or Commerce.

This year's event will include, but is not limited to:
Craft & Vendor Fair, Food Trucks, Holiday Shopping, Holiday Performances, Santa's Village (Including photos with Santa), Tree Lighting, Parade of Lights, Caroling, Live Nativity, and a Fireworks Spectacular!!
(Please note: Fireworks are planned, but are subject to cancellation, due to weather, at any time)
If you would like information about the event please email us at *We are still accepting accepting applications from art & craft vendors.
We are looking forward to an amazing event! We hope to see you there!
Winterfest Timeline
9 am - N. & S. Main, & Railroad Street Closure for Vendor Set Up
12pm-Winterfest Street Fair & Activities with Art, Craft, and Food Vendors on N. & S. Main St & Railroad St.
12pm-8pm - Ride the Train - Take a ride on the trackless train- Boarding at 99 Railroad St
3pm-6pm- Caboose will be open for Tours
3:45pm -Flag Burning Ceremony hosted by the American Legion Colfax Post #192 - at the Burn Barrel on Railroad St
4:45pm Tree Lighting with the Mayor
4:45 pm - City Councilmember Kim Douglass will be announcing the winner of the Window Painting Contest
6:15pm - Parade Formation at E. Oak St & S. Auburn St
7pm- Winterfest Light Parade sponsored by the Colfax Lions Club
After the Light Parade - Winterfest Fireworks Display, by J&M Designs- start between 7:40pm-7:50pm
At the Sierra Vista Community Center
9 am - Coat Giveaway - Sponsored by the Gold Country Lioness
9 am- 12 pm - Christmas Project - Sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Colfax
4pm-6:30pm - 32nd Annual Old Fashioned Soup Kitchen Sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Colfax
The Friends of the Colfax Library present Santa at the Colfax Theatre
12pm-6pm-Free picture with Santa. Free books and gifts while supplies last.
3pm- Story Time with Mrs. Claus and the Elf's at the Colfax Theatre
3pm-5pm -Group Shenanigans by the Redmoon Theatre youth, free-roaming the streets.
8pm - The Colfax Theatre will show the movie Elf after the fireworks. Tickets $5.
Floortex Design Abbey Floors of Auburn Presents the Ambitions Studio Stage:
12:15pm Opening the National Anthem, performed by Antonio Ambriz
12:30pm Miss Winterfest Winter Wardrobe Competition and Competitor Introduction
1:00pm Calle Voce Children's Choir, Anne Vaaler director
1:30pm Miss Winterfest Gown Competition And On Stage Question
2:30pm Rebel Health Dancers
3:00pm Crowning Miss Winterfest
4:00pm Ambitions Performing Arts
Colfax Baptist Church at the Gazebo
5pm-7pm - Manger
5pm- Brass Ensemble
6pm - Caroling

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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