California Travel Tips

Rain More Likely than Snow to Cancel California’s Post-Thanksgiving Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Published on: November 27, 2019


Pictured is the Magic Kingdom (Disneyland) with daily holiday parades, tree lightings and much more!

From the mountains to the desert and the sea, Californians are lighting the holiday tree this Thanksgiving weekend. While there are hundreds of Turkey Trots and Runs on Thanksgiving Day, the majority of tree lightings happen on Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday following the Big Feast.

This year rain & snow are in the forecast for the weekend and while snow is a blessed event for the ski resorts, flatlanders (from Central California to Southern California) typically freak out with the season’s first rains.

California Tree Lightings Thanksgiving Weekend

Some events have a rain policy in place, while others make a snap decision when the unexpected rain dampens plans. Rain (or snow) may cancel*

November 28, 2019

NAPLES: Trees in the Bay

November 29, 2019

BIG BEAR LAKE: Tree Lighting

DANVILLE: Lighting of the Old Oak Tree

JACKSON: Tree Lighting

KINGSBURG: Tree Lighting

MAMMOTH LAKES: The City Tree Lighting

MONTEREY: Cannery Row Tree Lighting

MOUNT SHASTA: Tree Lighting

PASO ROBLES: Tree Lighting

PLACERVILLE: Festival of Lights

SAN DIEGO: Liberty Station Tree Lighting

SAN JOSE: Tree Lighting

SANTA ROSA: Tree Lighting

SARATOGA: Tree Lighting

SQUAW VALLEY: Tree Lighting

November 30, 2019

ALPINE: Tree Lighting

ANGELS CAMP: Tree Lighting

BIG BEAR CITY: Tree Lighting

CAPITOLA: Tree Lighting

DORRINGTON: Christmas Tree Lighting

HOLLISTER: Tree of Lights

JULIAN: Country Christmas Tree Lighting

LEWISTON: Bridge Lighting

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Dunes Bay Lighting

PETALUMA: Tree Lighting

REEDLEY: Tree Lighting

SANTA MARIA: Tree Lighting

YREKA: Tree Lighting

December 1, 2019


Arroyo Grande

Balboa Island


FERNDALE: America’s Tallest Tree



La Habra


Mission Viejo

Pico Rivera

Rancho Cordova


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