Tree Lighting

December 2 | 2PM-6PM | Fair Oaks Park

The entire community is invited to attend the Christmas in Fair Oaks Tree Lighting event! The annual holiday celebration will feature live music, community stage performances, craft vendors, children's games, and activities, food trucks, hot cocoa, Santa & Mrs. Claus, tree lighting, and warm Fair Oaks charm for the entire family. General Admission, parking, pictures with Santa, and children's games and activities are free.

2023 Festivities & Schedule

  • 1:30pm - General Parking Opens
  • 2:00pm-6:00pm - Activity Booths, Vendors, Food Trucks
  • 2:30pm - Bella Vista Marching Band (stage)
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm (line closes at 4:45pm) - Photos w/ Santa
  • 3:00pm - Premiere School of Dance (stage)
  • 3:30pm - MuVment Studio Dance (stage)
  • 4:00pm - McClatchy HS Dance (stage)
  • 4:30pm - Bella Vista Jr. Broncos Cheer (stage)
  • 4:45pm - Line Closes for Photos w/ Santa
  • 5:00pm - Fair Oaks Preschool (stage)
  • 5:15pm - CommUNITY Candles (until supplies last)
  • 5:30pm - Tree Lighting followed by Christmas Carols with Pete Schroeder

View the list of participating food trucks here.

Event is RAIN or SHINE. Some events and activities are weather permitting.


  • Carpooling and Ride Share is HIGHLY recommended!
  • General parking is first come, first served in the upper lot of Fair Oaks Park.  There will be no general parking at the main Fair Oaks Park entrance (Temple Park Road)
    • ADA Parking should enter at General Parking
  • Please be aware of signage, non-event parking areas, safety and parking laws, and please be considerate to neighbors in the area!

Sponsors, Vendors, & Volunteers

Thank you to our event sponsor!

Freedom Church Logo

Sponsors: Do you want to contribute to this event and advertise your business or organization?  Sponsor today! Contact Kim at the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

Volunteers: If you are interested in being a part of this exciting event for the community, please sign up to lend a hand! Contact Kim at the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce. Volunteer shifts coming soon!


The Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District will be collecting canned food to be donated to the Orangevale/Fair Oaks Food Bank.

Support the lighting of the Fair Oaks Holiday Tree by purchasing an ornament. A special tag with your name will be attached and hung on the 2023 Holiday Tree for all to see! More details coming soon!

  1. Nick Davison

    Recreation Manager