Humboldt Redwoods Visitor Center announces its annual Christmas tree lighting and open house on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The festivities start at 6 p.m. with homemade treats, and lots of hot coffee, chocolate and cider.

The gift shop will be open for your holiday shopping and Santa will arrive by fire truck at 6:45 p.m. to light the tree and visit with the children. We will also be conducting a canned food collection so please bring a can if you can.

The Visitor Center is located just south of Weott on the Avenue of the Giants. If the road is closed south of Weott you will need to detour by going north of Myers Flat four miles on the Avenue of the Giants. Call 707-946-2263 if you have questions.