COLFAX, California, November 19, 2021 – Winterfest returns to Colfax on Saturday, December 11, 2021, with a great line-up of family fun to launch the holiday season in style. Find yourself in the heart of Colfax, with its central historic town core sprinkled with festive vendors, Christmas carolers, and a holiday parade. Be sure to stay for the traditional Christmas tree lighting and a grand fireworks display finale—all set in this little gem of a truly Western railroad town.

Colfax Winterfest
Colfax Winterfest. Photo Amy Andrews

Start the evening off sipping hot cider or chocolate while browsing for holiday goodies. Take a picture with Santa, and then witness the annual tree lighting, followed by the famous Colfax Lions Christmas Parade. Browse for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, then cap off the evening with a spectacular FIREWORKS extravaganza!


            What: Colfax Winterfest

            Where: Downtown Colfax, California

            When: Saturday, December 11, 2021, from noon to 8:00 pm


            This event is free and open to the public.


●      Street fair opens at noon with food and craft vendors as well as Christmas carolers (starting at 4 pm)

●      The Lion’s Parade starts at 6 pm at St Dominic’s Catholic Church, 58 East Oak Street proceeding downtown

●      Photos with Santa will be happening in Colfax City Hall, 33 S. Main St. from 12 pm to 6 pm

●      Fireworks start between 7:45-8:00 pm

Photo: Alan Shuttleworth

Note for visitors: Colfax is 50 miles east of Sacramento, just off Highway 80, and only 16 miles east of Auburn. Take the central Colfax exit off Highway 80 and follow signs to the historic town center, less than 1 mile away.

Sponsored by: Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Colfax, General Plumbing Supply, Wave Broadband, Smarter Broadband, Colfax Best Western Inn, Ascend Mountain Church, and Keith Carlson, and a crew of local volunteers that make the magic happen!