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Night of Lights in Downtown Half Moon Bay

October 14, 2014 by Mill Rose Inn


Night of LightsWith all of the fall attractions in Half Moon Bay (also known as the Pumpkin Capital of the World) people sometimes overlook the charms of the winter holiday season.  The hometown of the Mill Rose Inn is full of charm no matter what time of year you visit, and the temperate climate makes it an ideal place to get into the holiday spirit without having to deal with snow and slush.  So if you’re looking to get away from the cold without losing the festive atmosphere, you should consider heading west for a Half Moon Bay Christmas.  We’ll help you relax and enjoy all that our area has to offer with personalized service and the utmost in cozy and comfortable accommodations.  One of the most special parts of the season is the Night of Lights. One night each year the residents of town comes together to make merry and spread cheer, and visitors are more than welcome! With decorated trees, a parade, and plenty of holiday shopping, Half Moon Bay’s annual Night of Lights is a holiday event not to be missed this season!


About the Night of Lights

Night of Lights is a good old fashioned holiday celebration held in downtown Half Moon Bay each year.  The event typically takes place in early December, making it an ideal way to kick off your holiday season.  The night includes a bevy of festivities bound to get even the biggest Scrooge into the spirit of things. Night of Lights, as the name would suggest, features some of the best light displays in the area.


The ceremonial tree lighting ceremony will kick off the celebrations, followed by a light parade down Main Street with decorated floats and vehicles showing off their holiday finest.  Decorated and beautifully lit trees will also be present throughout the downtown area as you browse the shops that will be open late especially for the event.  That makes the Night of Lights the perfect time to find that unique gift for someone special.  Carolers and other musical entertainment as well as seasonal food will also be available.  It truly is the ideal way to start off your December! And if you’re fond of Christmas lights, you might also want to attend the Harbor Boat Lighting Festival, where the boats in Pillar Point Harbor will be lit with hundreds of twinkling lights to create an unforgettable scene on the water.

Best of all, this year, the parade will be passing right by the Mill Rose Inn, so you don’t even need to leave our place to enjoy the festivities!

Where to Stay When Attending the Night of Lights

If you’re coming to Half Moon Bay for the Night of Lights, other special event, or just a weekend getaway, there is no better place to stay than the Mill Rose Inn. Our bed and breakfast offers maximum comfort and pampering in a luxuriously elegant setting.  Our rooms and suites are each individually decorated and furnished for a personal feeling, but all feature amenities that will definitely make you feel like you’re treating yourself to a sumptuous getaway.  When you stay with us, you get personalized service and attention and each morning you’ll be treated to a full gourmet breakfast. For an amazing stay in Half Moon Bay, the Mill Rose Inn awaits you!





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