31st Annual Candlelight Walk

The 31st Annual Candlelight Walk in the Redwoods will be a VIRTUAL EVENT this year, Registration Now Open!

Please check back soon, we are having technical issues and registration will be operational again asap.




We are planning an immersive virtual version of Candlelight Walk this December 5th that will be a combination of live and recorded video with storytellers and other online activities.

We've determined that COVID-19 will make it impossible to hold the event while keeping our visitors, staff and volunteers safe. We hope you will all take part in our online events this year and we all look forward to being out in the park again in December 2021.

Our partners at Redwood National and State Parks and California State Parks are helping us put together a fun series of nights with a walk through the luminaria, live and recorded storytelling and other activities.

Thanks for your support!


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We all want to be out in Prairie Creek Redwood State Park among the luminaries this December. But to keep all our visitors, staff and volunteers safe we are presenting the Candlelight Walk virtually this year. The upside? We can share this experience with lovers of our redwood parks from all over the US.

Here are answers to the most common questions about this year’s event.  As we hear more, we’ll add answers.

When is the 31st Annual Candlelight Walk in the Redwoods? December 5, 2020 6 p.m. PST

Why is this year’s event being held virtually? Since much of the in-person Candlelight Walk happens inside the Prairie Creek visitor center and in the outdoor fireside center amphitheater, there is no way we could ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers from COVID-19 through social distancing and masking alone.

How do I see the video event? People with reserved tickets will receive a link to view the event ahead of time.

I can't watch the event live, will there be a recording? Yes, we will send everyone registered for the event a link to the recorded version after the event.

Do I need a ticket? Yes, the Candlelight Walk is a fundraiser for Redwood Parks Conservancy and the public lands we serve. Tickets are available at: https://redwoodparksconservancy.org/candlelight-tickets

Do I need a ticket for each person watching? No. You only need one ticket (either $25 or Luminary Sponsor $100 ticket) for your entire household.

The ticket says “Family Ticket,” is there a single person option? No, the ticket covers one viewer or as many people as are in your household.

What devices can I watch the event on? The live video event will be a Zoom Webinar. You can watch on a computer or phone. You may also be able to broadcast from a phone or computer to your TV (see below) using the link we will send you.

How can I watch this on my TV? There are several ways to broadcast the Zoom Webinar to a TV. This tutorial has a good overview of the three easiest ways. https://www.lifewire.com/cast-zoom-meeting-to-tv-5072122

Are there any in-person event options in the park?  No. All luminary scenes were shot in advance.

What’s a “Luminary Sponsor”? If you donate $100 at Redwood Parks Conservancy as a Luminary Sponsor you will receive a “ticket” to the live event December 5th and a decal with the commemorative art for this year’s event.  NOTE: CANDLELIGHT CARE PACKAGES ARE SOLD OUT.You also will be mailed a “Candlelight Care Package” with a selection of snacks, some locally made foods from Humboldt and Del Norte Counties and a make-your-own luminary kit. Sponsors also will receive instructions on how to send a video with their redwood memories or memories of the candlelight walk. Videos will be featured on our event extras page.

How can I do more to support Prairie Creek Redwoods and all of Redwood National and State Parks? Redwood Parks Conservancy is the official non-profit partner for these parks and other local public lands. We are currently raising funds through our “Redwood Resilience” campaign to support the parks in 2021.  You can donate at https://www.redwoodparksconservancy.org/donate-rpc


Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 6:00pm