It's a Wonderful Night 2023

Friday, December 1st

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

E.14th St & W. Juana Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577

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It's that time of year again!


Downtown San Leandro invites you to the 26th Annual "It's a Wonderful Night" holiday celebration! Ring in the holidays with the annual tree lighting, holiday performances, photos with Santa, holiday train rides, crafts for kids, holiday market, and more!

This family-friendly event will take place on the first Friday in December, from 5:30-9:00 PM.  The holiday tree lighting will be at 5:30 PM in Estudillo Plaza at Estudillo Avenue at E. 14th Street, and the main event will be centered around W. Juana Avenue between E. 14th Street and Washington Avenue.



Volunteer Information

Be a part of It's a Wonderful Night!

Are you looking for a fun community service opportunity? We are looking for student and adult volunteers to help with San Leandro's It's a Wonderful Night holiday celebration on December 1st!
Help us create a magical night in Downtown San Leandro by volunteering to assist with event set-up, decorating, or craft table supervision.
Student Volunteer Sign Up:
Adult Volunteer Sign Up:

Downtown Tree Lighting

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Estudillo Plaza 


Visit the annual Downtown San Leandro Tree Lighting Ceremony on the first Friday in December!

Photos with Santa

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Santa and the Polar Express had a wonderful time visiting Downtown San Leandro on December 2nd!

Special thanks to the "It's a Wonderful Night" 2022 Santa Sponsors San Leandro Auto Upholstery and Poor Honey's Used Furniture

Did you take a photo with Santa? Find a digital copy of your photo here!


Kids Crafts

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Visit the craft area for ornament making, paper Luminaria, holiday frames (for your FREE Santa photo), and so much more!

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Ride the Holiday Train!

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 


Take a ride around "It's a Wonderful Night" on the NEW Holiday Train!

Main Stage Entertainment

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


2023 Main Stage Acts

6:00 - The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees
6:10 - Mayor Juan Gonzalez
6:15 - Broadmoor Preschool
6:30 - SLHS Jazz Ensemble
7:00 - DC Dance Center
7:30 Dance Therapy
7:45 - Assumption School Choir
8:00 - Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro
8:30 - Pallen's Martial Arts

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Holiday Activity Passport

Stop by the Info booth for your Activity Passport! Complete 6 of the 9 activities for a chance to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards.

* Passports must be returned to the info booth by 9 PM on December 1st to be eligible.

2022 Holiday Market Vendors

Aries Boutique
Desde Casa
Arbria Creations

Si Hardinera Plants
Crafts by Saap

iluminar shop
Shop Dom & his Moms

With Love Amiga
Maripositas Creations
Midori Wolf Art
Amigumitos de sofia

B.Lux Candle Co.
Flag and Drum
Bay Farm Dye Haus