December 3, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
Historic Downtown Vallejo
Georgia St to the Waterfront
The Mad Hatter Holiday Parade in Vallejo has always been one of our favorite California holiday parades because of its off-beat costumes, parade floats and entries, and of course, the unique theme. Expect plenty of irreverence, merriment and theatrics at this Bay Area event where the public comes out to be entertained in a most unusual way. It's really a day of holiday entertainment featuring two parades, on on land and one by sea, plus the annual holiday tree lighting which is perhaps the most traditional aspect of the event. If you love Christmas traditions, put this one on your bucket list the next time you happen to be in the area on or around the first Saturday in December.
Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, Parade & Tree Lighting
Mad Hatter Parade begins at 4:30 p.m. on Georgia and Marin Streets in the historic downtown.
Tree Lighting is at 6 p.m.
Burning man fire shooting contraptions and whimsical art cars along with the California Maritime Cadets highlight this popular parade Downtown Festival of train and whimsical Alice in Wonderland rides, foods from around the world, art, music and Mad Hatter and Wonderland costumed characters in Unity Square by the Waterfront.
Then at 6 p.m. enjoy the tree lighting ceremony and at 6:30 the lighted boat parade on the waterfront. 7 p.m. holiday activities continue with the tree lighting program for children at Children's Wonderland Park, 360 Glen and sponsored by the Greater Vallejo Recreational District. 7:30pm
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.