Merry Mountain Christmas

The Merry Mountain Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting are a traditional part of Mariposa’s Christmas. This event includes a parade which is coordinated by the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce and the Tree Lighting at the Historic Mariposa Courthouse.

Leading up to the event is Mrs. Claus coming to town to make sure that all preparations are being made for Santa’s favorite stop (and to get some last minute shopping done).

We also added the KOPS for Kids Toy Drive to the mix in 2015 and had a lot of great support from our local businesses and residents. We collect the toys for the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department to distribute to kids in Mariposa County who may not get anything for Christmas.

The parade is free to participate and awards are given out for Best in Show and Best in Class. For an application, e-mail Kyle Stivers at or call the office at (209) 966-2456 to arrange to pick one up.