Light Up The Holidays In Fortuna CA

Thanksgiving is sneaking up on us-and don’t look now but the winter holiday season is right around the corner!  Humboldt County has typically been THE place to be due to our variety of parades, and spectacular lighted tree displays. Now in this new age of “COVID”, some of our events may look a little different, but we just keep on “truckin”. The Redwood Riverwalk Hotel in Fortuna makes a great home base for your holiday season getaway – close to events in our community, Eureka’s Old Town, Garberville and Ferndale’s Victorian Village, surrounded by the natural splendor of the redwood forests.

Ferndale: The Victorian Village of Ferndale is a special place during the holiday season, and 2020 is no different with one minor exception: The town will have its annual Lighting of America’s Tallest Living Christmas Tree, but this year it will be a virtual event. However, Ferndale will  have its annual Lighted Tractor Parade! Local farmers and ranchers parade fancifully decorated tractors and tractor-drawn wagons depicting holiday scenes down the Victorian Village’s historic Main Street for a sparkling country Christmas celebration! Tractors line up at 4:30 p.m. for judging at 5, and start parading at 6. Also, Ferndale Community Church (712 Main Street) will be open during the parade and serving free cookies with cocoa and cider! Their restrooms will also be accessible.

  • Ferndale Tree Lighting: Sunday, December 6, 2020 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Ferndale Lighted Tractor Parade: Sunday, December 20, 2020 6 – 7 pm

Fortuna: Downtown Fortuna will plan to host their Annual Holiday Open House to coincide with Al & Edie Gray’s Electric Lighted Truck Parade –visitors can enjoy the parade, refreshments, and do some holiday shopping. Redwood Village Shopping Center, 735 S. Fortuna Blvd., Fortuna.

  • Fortuna Holiday Open House: Friday, December 11, 2020 5 pm

Eureka: The Annual Lighted Trucks Parade returns to Eureka at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris Street.

  • Eureka’s Lighted Truck Parade: Sunday, December 12, 2020 6 – 8 pm

Garberville: A little farther away from us, about 50 miles south, downtown Garberville and Soroptimist International of the Redwoods present the Annual Lighted Truck Parade. Details are forthcoming. Later in the month, Garberville will host The Southern Humboldt Chamber of Commerce “Small Town Christmas”, featuring fun for the entire family including face painting, carriage rides, hay rides, food and drink. For up to date information, visit Garberville’s website.

  • Lighted Truck Parade: Sunday, December 4, 5 – 7 pm.
  • Small Town Christmas: Saturday, December 19 3:30 – 6:30 pm

We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel, conveniently located less than 2 miles from the Fortuna parade, 20 miles from Eureka’s big-rig parade, 50 miles from Garberville, and 10 miles from historic Ferndale. Where else can you get free breakfast 7 days a week, beer and wine available to all guests over 21 years of age (just sign the purchase to your room!), free parking, free high-speed internet/WiFi, and a 100% smoke-free environment? Please call us at 707-725-5500 or book direct online to reserve your room!


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