Solvang Julefest

One of the top 10 most "Christmassy" towns in America! Enjoy a variety of delightful lights and spirited events during its annual Julefest (Yule-Fest) every December.

Sponsored by City of Solvang
& VisitSYV

 Visit Santa Wine & Beer Walk Nativity 

December 1 - 2, 2017 and December 8 - 10, 2017
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Shop, Mingle & Jingle

Solvang welcomes holiday shoppers with special events and entertainment. Discounts and deals at Solvang merchants of all sorts, such as art shops and galleries; book-sellers; wine tasting rooms; wine and beer bars; clothing, shoes and accessories boutiques; home furniture, décor and hardware; jewelers and antique stops; and restaurants, bakeries and specialty food stores, plus FREE parking.

Visit Santa Claus

Free Visits and Pictures with Santa in Santa Village in Solvang Park

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Solvang Julefest Wine & Beer Walk

December 9 - 10, 2017, 11 AM - 4 PM

2-day passport Julefest Wine & Beer Walk

Ticket available soon

2-day wine and beer tasting passport at more than 13 wine tasting rooms in Solvang.
Save your email confirmation, it is your ticket to enter the event. 

Casa Cassara, Dascomb Cellars, Lions Peak Vineyards, Lucas & Lewellen, Lucky Dogg Winery, Olive House, Pace Wine Tasting, Presidio Winery, Royal Oaks, Sevtap Winery, Sort This Out Cellars, The Good Life, Toccata, Wanding Dog Wine Bar

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Solvang Julefest Live Nativity Pageant

December 9, 2017 - Saturday

The Community Nativity Pageant

Admission is FREE! Bring the whole family! Click here for more information about the 2016 Solvang Nativity Pageant Musical Performances.
Click here for other details Solvang Julefest Live Nativity Pageant.

Two shows:
5 PM & 7 PM at Solvang Festival Theater, 420 Second Street

Admission is FREE! Enjoy an elaborate stage presentation of the nativity story featuring live animals, musical accompaniment, and narration. 


“Holiday Lights Tour”

“Holiday Lights Tour” presented by Solvang Parks & Recreation Department.  
Call 805-688-PLAY.

December 20, 2017

Solvang Third Wednesday Farmers Market

Third Wednesday and Farmer's Market

Enjoy Solvang Third Wednesday deals at local merchants including boutiques of all sorts, restaurants and gourmet food purveyors; the weekly Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market from 2:00-6:00 p.m.; the popular Solvang Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk from 3:00-7:00 p.m.; and Solvang Third Wednesday discounts at local hotels. [please note = NO caroling this year]

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Solvang Christmas Tree Burn

Attend the FREE annual Solvang Christmas Tree Burn in the fields at Old Mission Santa Ines, 1760 Mission Drive in downtown Solvang from 

5:00-7:00 p.m. this Friday, January 5, 2017. Event is supervised by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department as one of the largest fire safety demonstrations and community gatherings on California's Central Coast; and coordinated by the Solvang Parks & Recreation Department. There will be free, live entertainment as well as refreshments for purchase. Join together to see this powerful spectacle ignite the New Year and herald the end of Solvang's annual Julefest Celebration.

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