As colder weather sweeps across California, we can start looking forward to a beautiful season filled with winter festivals. There are so many ways to get in the spirit of the holidays, and the Placerville Christmas Tree Lighting is one of our favorites! It’s part of the Annual Festival of Lights in the downtown area, bringing locals and visitors together for an evening of celebration. Read on to learn how you can join the excitement this year, and be sure to explore our free Vacation Guide to make the most of your trip!
What to Expect at This Year’s Placerville Christmas Tree Lighting
Kick off the Holiday Season With Fun Activities
The Festival of Lights takes place on the Friday following Thanksgiving, and it’s the perfect opportunity to see our community come to life with holiday cheer. You can witness the Christmas tree light up the evening sky in vibrant colors and participate in a variety of activities. An annual favorite among attendees is the opportunity to take a stagecoach ride through town. You can also walk down Main Street and enjoy several performances, including the melodies from the talented Cantare Chorale.
Browse the Shops in Downtown Placerville
During the Festival of Lights, the shops in downtown Placerville remain open late. It’s an excellent opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping for friends and family. Or, you can browse for yourself! Explore clothing boutiques, jewelry stores, and specialty gift shops to find the perfect item.
Enjoy a Delicious Meal at Local Restaurants
There are also excellent restaurants in the area, offering delightful settings to indulge in local cuisine. Some of our favorites along Main Street include Pizza Bene, Bricks Eats & Drinks, and Heyday Cafe. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find delicious food to satisfy your craving!
Experience the Ultimate Winter Getaway at Eden Vale Inn
After an evening at the Festival of Lights, we invite you to enjoy a relaxing retreat at Eden Vale Inn. Our bed and breakfast is a short drive from the downtown area and offers some of the most elegant accommodations in El Dorado County. Plus, you can enjoy amenities that go above and beyond expectations, including gourmet breakfasts each morning, ambient lighting, and concierge services.
Consider our Cottonwood room for a tranquil atmosphere with beautiful decor. When you return from the Festival, you can cozy up by the fireplace and lounge on your king-size bed. There is even a charming, brick patio if you’d like to sit outside and gaze up at the stars. It’s the ideal destination for your winter getaway in Placerville. Reserve one of our rooms today and start looking forward to an incredible experience!
Don’t forget to scroll through our available specials and packages to enhance your stay! They are the perfect way to add even more excitement or romance to your trip.