Holiday Magic Awaits as the Annual Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival Returns
Join the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce as they welcome the return of an evening of Holiday magic and as Rockaway Beach turns into a festive wonderland full of fun activities, merry music, strolling characters and joyful cheer.
Begin your evening with a free shuttle ride beginning at 3:30pm from the Pacifica Community Center or Roberts Road. Along the way, take in a panoramic view of Linda Mar Beach and then arrive in Rockaway Beach where the festivities await you.
As you hop off the shuttle bus you’ll be greeted by the musical sounds of Holiday cheer & entertainment at the main stage with country band, The Corduroys and kid performances. But be sure to stay close to Rockaway Beach Plaza and be ready for the arrival of Santa between 4:30pm and 5pm. Then Santa will listen to children’s most cherished Holiday wishes throughout the evening, but don’t be shy, grab your photo with Santa too!
Then make your way down Dondee Way for fun kids activities and browse the arts and craft vendor booths and, free pony rides and snow flurries, courtesy of the realtors at Remax Star Properties. Be sure to look for the vendor with magical illuminated balloons, sure to light up the evening. More special surprises will be found so be sure to look closely.
The evenings not over yet! Enjoy some bites at the food trucks from the Tamale Lady & Mr. Softee or stop in the business lobby on the corner of Rockaway Beach Ave. and Dondee Way for some hot chocolate for the kids and cozy hot buttered rums for the older crowd. But wait, have you written your letter to Santa? Be sure to stop by this lobby to write Santa and drop your letter off in Santa’s mailbox, guaranteed to be special delivered to the North Pole!
What time is it? 6pm? Get back to the Rockaway Beach Plaza as all anxiously await the celebratory lighting of the Holiday Tree. Join in on the countdown to officially start the Holiday season.
As your festive evening comes to an end wave goodbye to Santa and make sure you hop back on a shuttle bus by 7pm sharp and enjoy your beautiful coastal ride back to where you started your adventure.
We kindly ask all to bring donations to help support the Pacifica Resource Center so they may assist families in need this Holiday season.
They will be accepting canned food, socks, plain tees and underwear – in all genders and sizes. Look for barrel along Dondee Way. Lets fill their donation bin with
a bit of love.
The hotel district of Pacifica is excited to help sponsor this annual event and bring magic to the kids and the community they serve. To book a room, visit our Places To Stay tab.