Visit Sausalito

Welcome to Sausalito!

Sausalito is gearing up for a new year of fun traditional events and activities—we have so many fun things to do while Visiting Sausalito!

Hike our hills and trails, touch your toes in the cool crisp bay waters, brave the coastal fog and brisk summer winds … and of course frequent our outdoor restaurants and cafes as well as shop in our one-of-a-kind boutiques and stores! Our regular scheduled event and holiday events are in the works. Bookmark this page and be sure to stay up to date information by watching our Facebook & Instagram bonus events and activities in our amazing seaside city.

16th Annual Gingerbread House Tour

December 1—31 throughout Sausalito
Kick-Off Party & Sweepstakes Drawing December 3rd, 3pm (@ Sausalito Visitor Center)

  • Download a map and visitor guide
  • Free activity for the entire family
  • Come vote for your favorite House along the tour
  • People’s Choice Awards will be announced in January
  • Tour sponsored by Kimber Communications &


    Be sure to buy your tickets for the Sausalito Sweepstakes!
    Two great packages: Sausalito Spirits & Sausalito Shopping & Experience Experience.
    Tickets will be drawn on Saturday December 3rd at 3pm at the Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour Kickoff Party (Sausalito Visitor Center). Need not be present to win.
    $25 each, only 1000 tickets available
    Each package is valued at more than $4,000 each…more details

Holiday by the Bay
Sausalito Holiday by the Bay — December 1 – 23

Shopping, dining, live music and more … Sausalito Holiday by the Bay is sure to be fun for everyone, bringing together our beautiful waterfront community and sparking joy in participants of all ages! Beginning December 1st with City Tree Lighting at Vina del Mar Park and ending with a vibrant and warm-hearted Community Sing-Along on December 23rd at Cascais Plaza – with a few Santa spotting’s along the way – you’re sure to find the holiday spirit throughout our City. Please join us for night-after-night of merriment celebrating the holiday season, invite your friends and neighbors to Celebrate, Shop and Dine Local. There will also be late night shopping most Friday nights at participating shops.

Let’s “Light Up Sausalito”!
We’re excited for a special holiday treat as we “Light Up Sausalito” in the trees along Bridgeway. This addition to downtown will bring year-round lighting and sparkle to our shopping area. Watch for the details! Many thanks for the support and funding by many of merchants and landlords in the business community, the City of Sausalito, Economic Development Advisory Committee, and Sausalito Chamber of Commerce.

For a full list of activities visit


ICB Open Studios

ICB Artist Open Studios
Opening Night Preview, Friday, December 2 (5-8pm)
Sat & Sun, December 3 & 4 (11am-5pm)

Join us for the 2022 ICB WINTER OPENS STUDIOS (WOS) – one of the nation’s most creative art-work spaces and artist collectives at the Industrial Center Building (ICB).

  • Over 100 artists creating fine art in various mediums including photography, film, fiber, painting, printmaking, animation, jewelry, drawing, sculpture, new media and more. This year over 95 artists will participate and we invite you into our studios to learn more about our art and our process.
  • The ICB is located at 480 Gate Five Road, Sausalito.
  • Our event is free to the public and has free parking and is ADA accessible (on the bay side).
  • For more info:
Spaulding Marine

Spaulding Marine Center – Holiday Open House
Thursday, December 8 (4-9pm) 

A fun free community event featuring local artists and craftspeople. All proceeds benefit the Spaulding Marin Center educational programs.

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35th Annual Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks 2022
Saturday, December 10, Parade Starts: 6:00pm, followed by Fireworks. Dance Party (with ticket)

Some fabulous images from previous parades!

  • Dozens of brightly lit and beautifully decorated boats parade along the scenic shoreline
  • Food trucks & no-host bars
  • VIP premium seating available including hosted bar & more! Tickets and details

Note: The boat parade is a public event. Watch for details.

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 Jingle Bell Run – 5K & Children’s Run 2022
Sunday, December 11


  • A scenic run along the Sausalito Waterfront!
  • Join the Dipsea Kids in this annual event! Click the tickets button below for more information.
  • Pre-Registration is suggested. Register here
  • Same-Day Registration will be available starting 7:30 am, Sunday, December 9th near the start line adjacent to Gabrielson Park, Sausalito. Registered Runners do not require a brunch ticket.
  • Pancake Brunch Following for Adults and Children, buy tickets here