Solvang Julefest Tree Lighting Ceremony


Friday, December 2 2016

Enjoy Christmas music and dancing ballerinas and tap dancers performing along with the Christmas tree lighting at opening Solvang Julefest ceremony.

Location: Solvang Park

Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Corner of Mission Drive (HWY 246) and First Street Solvang, CA

Price: Free

Visit Santa

Stop by and visit Santa in his village in Solvang Park the first several weekends in December.

Julefest Living Christmas Tree Display 

View a kaleidoscope of decorated foliage at 130+ businesses throughout the village. Live fir trees ranging from 5-9 feet tall in festive containers with each businesses decorating and enhancing their evergreen.

Community Tree Lighting Ceremony in Solvang Park

(Mission Drive & First Street). Enjoy free live entertainment with Valley Wind Ensemble, Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Vocal Ensemble, Solvang School Band, and caroling sing-a-long culminating in ballerinas from Fossemalle Dance Studio performing around the tree. Meet 2014 Julefest Grand Marshal Chef Bethany Markee of Solvang Elementary School who will “flip the switch” to light up the night!

Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4, 2014 AND December 9-11, 2016

Shop, Mingle & Jingle - the first several weekends in December.​

Sponsored by the Solvang Chamber of Commerce/Third Wednesday, discover dozens of merchant-driven events and happenings. More details at

Please check back soon for more information about the 2016 Julefest Celebration in Solvang soon!

Learn more Solvang Julefest


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