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Marin and Bay Area Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting Events 2022

All across Marin and the Bay Area, communities celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with a traditional tree lighting ceremony. This year, some are offered online and some have been restructured to conform to social distancing protocols; many have been canceled altogether. Here's our list of Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremonies and celebrations in Marin County, San Francisco, and Sonoma County. We'll be adding more events as the holidays near, so check back often!

Pier 39 Christmas Tree
Pier 39 — San Francisco

Daily November 22–January 8, 5–10 pm

Enjoy the holidays all season long with Pier 39's nightly tree lighting musical moments on its 60’ Christmas tree.

Union Square Christmas Tree San Francisco Macy's
Union Square — San Francisco

Friday, November 25–Sunday, January 1

Macy's at Union Square presents San Francisco's most recognized Christmas tree.

McLaren Lodge Golden Gate Park Tree Lighting
McLaren Lodge — San Francisco

Thursday, December 1, 4–8 pm

Kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting celebration in Golden Gate Park, featuring free activities for all

Tree Lighting Marin Country Mart
Marin Country Mart — Larkspur

Thursday, December 1, 5 pm

Join Marin Country Mart for the Giving Tree Lighting, benefitting Side by Side.

The Presidio's Traditional Tree-Lighting Ceremony
Presidio Community YMCA — San Francisco

Friday, December 2, 5–6:30 pm

Enjoy the Presidio’s historic holiday tree for the entire month and join us for our holiday tree lighting.

Downtown Tiburon — Tiburon

Saturday, December 3, 2–5 pm

Join friends and neighbors and experience the ultimate holiday celebration in downtown Tiburon.

Novato Holiday Tree Lighting
Novato City Hall — Novato

Saturday, December 3, 4–7:30 pm

Kick off the joy of the season at this amazing tradition with fun for the whole family!

Imagination Park — San Anselmo

Saturday, December 3, 5 pm

Holiday tree lighting, Santa and much more at Imagination Park

Cornerstone 12 Days of Christmas
Cornerstone Sonoma — Sonoma

Saturday, December 3, 5–8 pm

Let the tradition continue as Santa himself lights up the famous Cornerstone Snowman Tree and welcomes children of all ages into another magical season of celebration and cheer!

Mill Valley Winterfest
Mill Valley's Downtown Plaza — Mill Valley

Sunday, December 4, 12–5 pm

Mill Valley's annual Winterfest returns... visit with Santa, live music, tree lighting, games and more...

World Tree of Hope Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral — San Francisco

Monday, December 5, 6:30–8 pm

The RWF World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree decorated with thousands of origami cranes, each containing written notes of hope and peace from children and individuals from around the world.

The Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting
San Francisco Civic Center Plaza — San Francisco

Wednesday, December 7, 4–7 pm

The Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting — a free, family-friendly event — returns for 2022!

Menorah Lighting
Union Square — San Francisco

Sunday, December 18, 2–6 pm

The annual lighting of the Union Square menorah kicks off on Sunday, December 18 with "Bill Graham Menorah Day".

Chanukah Menorah Lighting Novato
Novato City Hall — Novato

Sunday, December 18, 4 pm

Join together as we light up the night with a Chanukah Celebration!

Menorah Bon Air Center Greenbrae
Bon Air Center — Greenbrae

Monday, December 19, 5:15 pm

Celebrate Hanukkah with Bon Air! Chabad of Marin will serve up latkes and hot cocoa courtesy of Mollie Stone’s Market and Hanukkah cookies from Victoria Bakery.

Community Chanukah Celebration
Town Center Corte Madera — Corte Madera

Thursday, December 22, 5–6 pm

Join Chabad of Larkspur-Corte Madera for a community Chanukah celebration and menorah lighting.