Spreading the wonder and awe of Christmas while supporting El Dorado County through local merchants.

  • Christmas Tree lighting at 6pm

  • FREE Hot Cocoa & Cookies

  • LIVE music by the courthouse

  • FREE stagecoach rides from 2-4pm

  • DJ at the Bell Tower

  • Old Fashion Christmas Carolers

  • Dickens Christmas Characters

  • Photos with Santa!

  • Main street shops & restaurants open late to get your holiday shopping done!

  • Arrive early for parking!


Grizzly Flats Christmas Fund!

Another way the Festival of Lights: A Hometown Christmas desire to spread Christmas cheer is fundraising for the Grizzly Flats families with kids who lost their home in the Caldor Fire. We desire to give each family with kids money to help them celebrate the season. We are so grateful to the Grizzly Flats West Slope Foundation who are both a sponsor and partner with the Placerville Festival of Lights in helping us with this!

On Stage Schedule

*Bayside of Placerville is helping to plan and execute the Festival of Lights: A Hometown Christmas event in coordination with the city of Placerville, members of the faith community, local business owners and more. We are grateful for this opportunity to partner with and support our community. One hundred percent of the money collected for the Grizzly Flat Christmas Fund will be given to the Grizzly Flats Community, please make sure you choose Grizzly Flats Christmas Fund from the menu on the next page. Please contact us for more information if needed: 530-626-7288.

4:00-5:00PM DJ Norm Hammond: Music & Dance


5:00PM-6:00PM Main Stage Program

  • Go Tell It on Mountain

  • Joy Unto the World

  • Noel

  • Mary Did You Know

  • Joy to the World

  • Honoring of First Responders & Law Enforcement

  • Honoring of Military

  • Little Drummer Boy

  • Holy Night

  • Introduction of Mayor Dennis Thomas

  • Silent Night: Sing Along


6:00PM Tree Lighting by Current Ms. El Dorado Rose

  • Chorus from Messiah

  • Santa Clause interview

  • Reprise Chorus from Messiah

  • Angels You Have Heard on High


Church Bands Represented in Program:

Bayside Church of Placerville

VantagePoint Church

Green Valley Community Church

Camino Community Church

New Hope Church

Cool Community Church


Treasure Hunt

Collect stickers from main street businesses to enter a drawing to win fabulous prizes from participating businesses! Get your treasure map at participating shops or Information Booths on event day.

Thank you to our Festival of Lights  corporate sponsors!