December, January, and February in the Redwoods


Season of Wonder and Light

In December, enjoy the sights, sounds, scents, and cheer throughout the month, as we celebrate the Season of Wonder & Light in the heart of Arcata. Click here for more details.

home-tourChristmas Home Tour and Tea

Join us for the annual Christmas Home Tour and Tea hosted by the Fortuna Garden Club. For more information about the event details, purchasing tickets, and home addresses, please click this link for all of the details.

Tree Lighting – Ave of the Giants

The Humboldt Redwoods Visitor Center holds its Christmas tree lighting and open house in December.  Typically, festivities begin at 6 pm and Santa arrives at 6:45 pm to light the tree and talk with the children. Plenty of hot drinks will be served for all. The Visitor Center is located just south of Weott. Call 707 946 2263 with any questions.

Lighted Truck/Tractor Parade Fortuna, Ferndale & Eureka

lighted-truckIn Fortuna, you can watch the big rigs, floats and wheeled vehicles all lit up for the holidays. Typically, the parade starts at 6 p.m. at Redwood Acres and goes to about 8:30 p.m. On Main St the floats can be viewed and all can enjoy refreshments.

You can also head north to Eureka and watch their parade. The parade follows a 7-mile route, starting at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds at 6 pm. Click here for details and the parade route for the Eureka parade.

Ferndale also hosts a parade down Main St for all farmers and ranchers in their decorated wagons and tractors.

Check with the front desk at The Redwood for directions to the locations.

Eureka Crab Celebration

A 2-day celebration held in Downtown and Old Town Eureka, celebrating Dungeness Crab and the North Coast season.

Eureka Main Street is excited to for the second annual Eureka Crab Celebration presented by the Eureka Lodging Association!

Join us for a two-day weekend jammed packed with crab festivities! Eureka is nationally known for producing some of the most decadent and delicious crabs, what better way to honor the crab and crabbing industry than a two-day Shell-abration!!

Fireman’s Games in Ferndale

The volunteer firemen of Ferndale compete in old school techniques.  Buckets, dressing and working the hoses. Takes place on Main Street in Ferndale. Noon to 3 pm. 

Head on over to one of our favorite spots, rain or shine, on Main Street., to watch all the activities.

Audubon Birdwalk Throughout Humboldt County

audubonOn the third Saturday of every month a guided tour takes place at the Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville. Walks start at 8 am and are lead by an experienced volunteer.

If you want to travel north and see different types of birds then every second Sunday of the month a guided tour takes place at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

The Redwood Region Audubon Society welcomes new and experienced birders on these fieldtrips. Be prepared to see different birds depending on the region and location. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Click on the logo for more details about the local Audubon Society.

Fortuna’s First Friday

Come to downtown Fortuna the first Friday of every month to experience art and music.  You will also find some great deals and fun while you’re at it. Starting at 6 and ending sometime around 9 pm, there is a little something for everyone. Local musicians play at different outlets and art can include anything on a canvas to pottery and sculpture.

Come downtown and then head over to Springville Steak to discuss your newfound love of art! The Redwood is less than 2 miles from downtown. Check with the welcome desk for the easy directions.

Fortuna Concert Series

The Fortuna Concert Series is an eight-performance event that continues through the winter and spring. These professional musical programs feature talented local groups and individuals, as well as nationally and internationally known performers. The rich and diversified programming includes classical, jazz, folk, ethnic, vocal and instrumental music.

Clam Beach Run

clam-beachOne of the nation’s most unusual and scenic races, follows a coastal road with breathtaking ocean cliff views before ending with a splash near the iconic sea stacks of Moonstone Beach.

The unique feature of the run is crossing the mouth of the Little River near the finish line. Thus, the date and start time of the race are determined by low tide on either the last Saturday of January or the first Saturday of February.