34th Annual Candlelight Walk through the Ancient Redwoods

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023 **SOLD OUT**

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 **SOLD OUT**

Redwood Parks Conservancy's 34th Annual Candlelight Walk Through the Ancient Redwoods will be held on Saturday, December 2nd & Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 from 5pm-8pm. The Candlelight Walk is held each year as a fundraiser for RPC and the parks we support, including Redwood National and State Parks. Both nights are currently sold out. Event will take place rain or shine. 

We’ve made some minor changes to the event this year so please read on for details. Here’s what to expect at this year’s walk:

CHECK-IN: “Doors” open at 5pm for attendee check-in. Please bring a printed or digital copy of your ticket to the check-in booth. Please note that there will be no cell service or no internet on-site.

WEATHER: The Candlelight Walk will take place rain or shine! 

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is located 50 miles north of Eureka and 25.9 miles south of Crescent City.

Directions from the south: Highway 101 N. to Exit #753 (Newton B. Drury Parkway). Drive north on the Parkway for approx. 2 miles and park off to the side on the wide area of the Parkway.

Directions from the north: Highway 101 S. to Exit #753 (Newton B. Drury Parkway). Please note that the 1st exit (Exit #765) to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park will be CLOSED for Hike & Bike Day on SATURDAY ONLY. Drive north on Parkway for approx. 2 miles and park off to the side on the wide area of the Parkway. There will be a short walk from the Parkway to the visitor center. Please watch for traffic!

Event Schedule


Enjoy hot cider and snacks in the large tent along with a silent auction. Browse the visitor center for holiday gifts and souvenirs, and take in live music on the front porch!


Warm welcome and quick safety talk outside the visitor center before the trail is opened for self-guided walks. Walk out to the campfire center through old-growth redwoods on a path lit by hundreds of luminaries at your own pace.


Interpretive Ranger talk at the campfire center.


Local storyteller at the campfire center. 


Interpretive Ranger talk at the campfire center.


Local storyteller at the campfire center. Silent auction closes.


Event ends. Thank you for supporting the redwoods!

Note: Please be mindful of footing on the trail. It will be dark and the ground may be uneven.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Humboldt Lodging Alliance

Visit their website: www.humboldtlodging.com

Gold Sponsors

The Malaney Family

Nick & Lisa Rail

Silver Sponsors

American Back Country

Pauli-Shaw Insurance Agency


Bronze Sponsor

Hambro Recycling

Luminaire Sponsor

Specialties Plus

If you or your business are interested in being a sponsor of the 2023 Candlelight Walk, please contact events (at) redwoodparks.org!


Here are answers to the most common questions about the Candlelight Walk event:

Who do I contact for questions? Email us at [email protected]

Are there Candlelight Walk posters, magnets and pins available for purchase? Posters with the Candlelight Walk logo as well as pins, stickers, magnets and keychains are available in the RPC Store.  All proceeds support Redwood National and State Parks.

What else can I do to support Redwood Parks? Take part in the Candlelight Walk online auction!  Also, you can check out our Projects Page and consider Donating or Leaving a Legacy to help us do more. 

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. You can donate at https://www.redwoodparksconservancy.org/donate-rpc


For those who attended last year's 33rd Annual Candlelight Walk through the Ancient Redwoods fundraising event, those who watched the virtual broadcast, our luminary sponsors and those who bid on fabulous auction packages in our online auction, you helped raise more than $60,000 for parks and public lands here on California's far north coast.

Thank you so much for your support!






Thank You to our 2022 sponsors and Online Auction donors:

McGovern and Company

Nick and Lisa Rail

Paradise Cay Publications

Recology Del Norte

Specialties Plus of North Carolina

Coming Attractions Theatres


Hotel Trio

Impact Photographics, Inc.

MG Holistic

MaryRuth Organics

Oregon Coast Aquarium


Redwood Cinema



Seaside Silver Jewelry



Mountaineer Books


Eugene Symphony

Brother's Restaurant - Ashland

Cher-Ae Heights Casino

Fresh Freeze

Taylor's Sausage

Trader Joe's

Cypress Grove

Brick & Fire


Steelhead Brewing Co.

Caldwell Clan

Wild Tribute

Association for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Stephen W. Phillips, DMD


Benbow Historic Inn


Marlo's Restaurant

Darn Tough

Brother's Restaurant

SeaQuake Brewing

Lucky 7 Casino

The Bewildered Pig

Cavallo Pt. Lodge

Mt. Bachelor

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Kendra Scott

Bear River Casino

Callahan's Restaurant

Freeman Rock


Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

Rolling Hills Casino

Your Guitar Sage

Sierra Nevada Brewing


Philanthropic Fund of the Caldwell Family

Congressman Jared Huffman

Potter Real Estate Group - Ashley Lee

Oat Hill Beef

Wild Birds Unlimited

Hiouchi Cafe

Holly Yashi


Local Boys Surf Shop

Tsunami Lanes

Britt Festival


The Teapot on Wheels

Java Hut

Spinner's Restaurant

The Kitchen Co.

Barron's Home Furnishings


Wildberries Marketplace

Rogue Valley Fun Center

Contour Airlines

The Apple Farm


Jerry's Rogue Jets

Sunset Lodging in Sunriver

Lane  Hillendahl - Re/Max Coastal Redwood


Thinking Tree Spirits

Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort

North Coast Brewing

Mountain Rose Herbs

The Landmark Project

Wild Rivers Market

Moonstone Crossing Winery

Lane Hillendahl - Re/Max Coastal Redwoods

ZJ Michaels Photography

Woof's Bakery

Wildlife Safari

Wine Country Inn

Tetrault Car Wash

Trader Joe's - Medford


LaCappella's Italian Kitchen

V. Sattui Winery

Red Robin

Grocery Outlet

The Kid's Table

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Bridgeview Grill

Partake Foods

Recology Humboldt

Ballet Fantastique

Infinity Spa & Salon

Beachfront Inn

Gold Beach Inn

The Drift Inn

Kubli Haus

Original Grain

Del Norte County Historical Society

The Boonville Hotel & Restaurant

Bella Union

Hearth & Home

Anchors & Sails Tattoo, Piercing and Hair


Redwood Sightseeing Tours

Fog Bank Clothing Co.

The Club Fitness Center

Eugene Ballet

Fisherman's Restaurant

Taprock Northwest Grill

Trinidad Eatery


Crescent Seafood, Trinidad Bay B&B, Trinidad Inn, King Arthur Baking Co., Ocean World, Desserts on Us, In-N-Out Burger, Local Ocean, Tractor Supply, Oakland A's, San Francisco Giants, Costco (Medford), Beachfront Bistro, Rainbow Ryders, Trees of Mystery, Soul Feet Retreat, Katherine Taylor-Edward Jones, True North Orchards, Fred Meyer (Medford), Les Schwab (Crescent City), Sequoia Park Zoo, Plank Town Brewing, Toulouse Winery, Gold Beach Lumber, The Historic Requa Inn, Redwood Rides, Eagle River Designs, Shane Ring, Aalfs, Evans & Company, LLC, Tri-Counties Bank, Senator Mike McGuire, Jones Construction, LNL Construction, Donna Zorn/Ming Tree Real Estate, The Mail Room, Mendocino Companies, Kathleen Whiteside, Laura Kadlecik, Ross Welch, Susan Andrews, Sue Calla, LNL Design & Construction, Chetco Medical & Aesthetics, Hunter, Hunter & Hunt LLP, Tri Counties Bank, U.S. Cellular, and Wild Tribute. 







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Saturday, December 2, 2023 - 5:00pm to Sunday, December 3, 2023 - 5:00pm