The annual Dorrington Christmas Tree Lighting is held at the Dorrington Hotel at about 7 PM. Bring the kids to see Santa arriving in a fire engine and enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, live music, popcorn, cookies, hot chocolate and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Be sure to bundle up because it will be chilly. Christmas in the mountains is magical, and this event is pure heart-warming, seasonal fun.
This is one of those events in Calaveras that makes you feel as though you have stepped into a Norman Rockwell painting. Centered at the historic Dorrington Hotel, and usually snowy at this above-the-snow-line town, the evening of festivities will create special memories for your family.