California Christmas


Alameda Christmas Tree Lane

December 3, 2022-January 1, 2023, 5:30-10 p.m. We're all lit up  through Dec 31st, 5-10pm, every night rain or shine. LMS marching band Dec 7th, Tap Dancing Christmas Trees Dec 16, 2022

Big News from the North Pole: Santa will be back on Christmas Tree Lane during 2022! Weather permitting, Santa will visit with kids from 6:30p to 8p every evening Friday Dec 16 through Friday Dec 23, 2022.

Thompson Avenue between High Street and Fernside Blvd. The Lincoln Middle School band will be back on Christmas Tree Lane on Wednesday Dec 7, 2022, approximately between 6 and 7pm!

Christmas Tree Lane will be lit up for 2021, continuing an 83-year tradition which began in 1938 with many lights and displays, and fanfare with scheduled performing groups, and Santa's mailbox available for letters to the North Pole. Over 50 homes participate in this annual event, providing free entertainment for the public to enjoy as guests snap, tap and click photos for posterity.

In addition to unannounced appearances by Santa Claus, kids can leave their Santa wish letter in a mailbox for North Pole delivery. Visitors have reported actually hearing back from Santa!

If the holiday celebrants visiting from the Bay Area and beyond weren't enough excitement to create a buzz, local performing arts groups have entertained crowds. Past performances have include: Lincoln Middle School marching band on the Lane, Alameda Adaptive Arts Caroling and Alameda Education Foundation String Ensemble.

Alameda Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighting

City website says "virtual" tree lighting with no year assigned. Crazy!

December 7, 2019, 4:30-75 p.m.

City Hall
2263 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA

Community Band The Dancing Christmas Trees, souvenirs for children and Visit from Santa Claus! Arrive early to enjoy pre-Tree Lighting Festivities. This event is held rain or shine. Tree Lighting Ceremony includes The Mistletones' Rockin' Holiday Show.



Other fun events in Alameda include Halloween celebrations, Easter Egg Scramble and many more.

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