San Anselmo Holiday Lighting Event Cancelled Due to Rain Forecast

The annual downtown San Anselmo Holiday Lighting Ceremony has been cancelled after weather forecast call for a 90 percent chance of rain.


For the first time in more than 24 years, San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce officials and San Anselmo Parks and Recreation Department officials have cancelled the town’s annual holiday lighting ceremony, originally scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 1. 

This weekend’s stormy forecast, with a 90 percent chance of rain on Saturday, compelled organizers to cancel the event. 

Some of the supplies the town officials had gathered for the event will be used at the Red Hill Shopping Center’s free pictures with Santa scheduled for next weekend, Dec. 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Red Hill Shopping Center. The event will include cookies and small gifts from Santa.

The original holiday lighting ceremony, which was set for Saturday, Dec. 1, would have included Santa arriving in town at 5 p.m. on an antique fire truck, free photos with Santa and small gifts from Santa. It also was supposed to include craft center with supplies for free card crafts inside the San Anselmo Town Hall Council Chambers.

Donations for the event were provided by, State Farm, Chase Bank, Red Hill Shopping Center, Seawood Photo, MindSpark, Golden Gate Tutoring Center, Sir Francis Drake High School, A Piece of Cake & Confections, United Markets, Marin Coffee Roasters, Salvation Army and the Ross Valley Fire Department.


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