Redwood City downtown preps for festive Hometown Holidays

Redwood City downtown preps for festive Hometown Holidays

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Redwood City’s downtown is about to get holiday-festive in a major way. There will even be snow.

As happens each year on the first Saturday of December, the Redwood City Downtown Business Group this Saturday, Dec. 1, is throwing a significant holiday party in various downtown locations that includes a parade, Snow Lot, meetups with Santa Claus, entertainment and a tree lighting.

The Downtown Redwood City Hometown Holidays event begins at 10 a.m. with the opening of a Snow Lot, Santa photos, musical entertainment, carnival and vendors. The parade starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by the tree lighting at Courthouse Square at about 5:45 p.m.

And, as we’ve reported recently, the Caltrain Holiday trail will roll into Sequoia Station at 6:10 p.m.

New this year, is a Children’s Play area, featuring inflatable jump houses by Kidzz Star Jumpers, located from Jefferson to Main Street on Broadway.

And don’t forget to stop in the San Mateo County History Museum, which will host related activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. including “Tree Treasures,” which includes children’s craft activities such as making old-fashion Christmas tree ornaments. At the museum at 1 p.m.,  the San Francisco State University Handbell Choir will perform holiday tunes in historic Courtroom A. Additionally, children can meet and appear in free photos with Santa Claus.

– Crafts Fair & Children’s Carnival from 10am to 8pm
– Parade at 4:30pm
– Tree Lighting 5:45pm
– Caltrain Holiday Train Arrives 6:10pm
– Live Holiday Music 6:00-8:00pm

– Free admission to the San Mateo County History Museum
– An incredible, kid-pleasing snow play area
– Live entertainment featuring the SOJ Big Band
– Kids’ Play Area
– Santa Claus Photos in the History Museum
– Carnival Rides
– Food and Craft Vendors
– Annual City Hall Tree Lighting on the corner of Hamilton and
– Caltrain’s Holiday Train toy collection train arrives at Redwood City’s Sequoia Station train platform at approximately 6:10pm. Glowing with thousands of lights and holiday decorations, the Holiday Train makes 20-minute station stops, where Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty, and the gang get off the train to greet children and spread holiday cheer. Bring the family to join in the fun, along with a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Holiday Train Toy Drive.

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Photo from last year’s Hometown Holidays event from