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It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette Holiday Celebration

Join us for “It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette” Holiday Celebration on December 7, 2018 from 4:00-6:30pm at Lafayette’s Plaza Park, located in downtown Lafayette.


It's a Wonderful Life in LafayetteFree admission! This fun, family-friendly celebration includes visits with Santa, official holiday tree lighting ceremony, one-of-a-kind photo ops with the Town Hall Elf, live musical entertainment, kid’s crafts, holiday treats and more! Arrive early and plan to stay!

Festivities begin at 4pm when Santa is scheduled to parade along Golden Gate Way starting at the Lafayette Historical Society and arriving at Lafayette Plaza Park (corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Road) at 4:30pm.  A must-not-miss for the little ones!

Throughout the event there will be activities for the kids and light refreshments.

  • The event and all activities are free including free hot chocolate provided by the Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary.
  • Mangia Ristorante Pizzeria will be selling slices and beverages will be available for a small charge.
  • We encourage you to support our community by bringing a canned food donation for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
  • Enjoy the beautiful holiday drawings created by Lafayette’s 3rd graders that will be exhibited at the event.

There will also be live entertainment throughout the event, including local student musicians and singers.

4pm: Stanley Middle School Chorus
4:20pm: Lafayette Kids’ Cottage
4:30pm: Santa Arrives
4:45pm: Lafayette Nursery School
5:00pm: Performing Academy
5:30pm: Tree Lighting & Sing-a-long
5:45pm: Town Hall Theatre Kids
6pm: Sizzling Latin Dance Studio
6:15pm: Kiki Stack (Preview of her new holiday song “Christmas Time Once Again”

Already a popular Lafayette holiday tradition, the “It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette” holiday event is designed as a time to share holiday cheer as we celebrate this wonderful community we live in.


Dana Green


The “It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette” event is presented by the Lafayette Chamber, and sponsored by local Lafayette Realtor The Dana Green Team and Branagh Development, who together are also hosting the environmentally-friendly downtown Lafayette twinkle lights for the 2018 Holiday Season.


Holiday Stroll, Shop & Dine

Lafayette-Stroll-Shop-Dine-2018We are excited to announce that we have extended our annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” Holiday event on Friday, December 7 by including a stroll down Mt. Diablo Blvd. from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Start your early Holiday shopping by visiting our local businesses and take advantage of their special pricing. Join your partner or friends to enjoy the Holiday experience. View our participating businesses and restaurants here.

If you are a local business or restaurant and would like to participate in this event, please contact Barbara Gilmore at and we will put you on the map that will be distributed at the “It’s a Wonderful Life” Holiday event as well as being listed on our website. Learn more here.


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